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Singapore's Proposed Fake News Law

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An anti-fake news law has been tabled in Parliament in Singapore.
Here's a quick primer on what you need to know

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Singapore's Proposed Fake News Law

  1. 1. SINGAPORE'S PROPOSED ANTI-FAKE NEWS LAW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/7-things-to-know- about-singapores-proposed-law-to-combat-online-fake-news
  2. 2. WHAT IS A FALSEHOOD? A STATEMENT OF FACT THAT IS MISLEADING
  3. 3. WHAT ISN'T A FALSEHOOD? OPINIONS CRITICISMS SATIRE PARODY
  4. 4. 2 CRITERIA FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION 1. THERE MUST BE A FALSE STATEMENT 2. IT MUST BE IN THE PUBLIC'S INTEREST
  5. 5. CRIMINAL SANCTIONS ONLY APPLIES TO "MALICIOUS ACTORS" WHO SPREAD FALSEHOODS DELIBERATELY.
  6. 6. FAKE ONLINE ACCOUNTS AND BOTS FAKE ONLINE ACCOUNTS AND BOTS THAT SPREAD FALSEHOODS CAN BE TAKEN DOWN AND DISABLED IF THEY ARE AGAINST PUBLIC INTEREST
  7. 7. NON- COMPLIANCE ONLINE SITES THAT SPREAD FALSEHOODS REPEATEDLY WILL NOT BE SHUT DOWN, BUT HAVE THEIR PROFITS CUT OFF.
  8. 8. RESPONSIBILITY OF INTERNET PLATFORMS INTERNET PLATFORMS LIKE FACEBOOK MUST ACT SWIFTLY TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF FALSEHOODS OR RISK FINES OF UP TO $1 MILLION.
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