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Technology 06 Sep 2021 | 8:45 PM

Singapore trials patrol robots to deter bad social behaviour

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has started trialing robots to patrol public areas and deter poor social behaviour in its latest effort to further augment its strong portfolio of surveillance tools.

TECH 26 Jul 2019 | 8:29 AM Premium

Singapore opposition says ‘fake news’ law may be used as muzzle

The leader of a new opposition party in Singapore is worried the government may use a recently passed law aimed at blocking fake news to muzzle the group ahead of general elections expected by early 2021.

TECH 09 May 2019 | 5:52 AM Premium

Singapore passes ‘fake news’ law despite fierce criticism

Singapore’s parliament on May 8 passed laws to combat “fake news” that will allow authorities to order the removal of online content despite fierce criticism from tech giants and rights groups.

TECH 02 Apr 2019 | 4:21 AM Premium

Facebook, rights groups hit out at Singapore’s fake news bill

Singapore submitted wide-ranging fake news legislation in parliament on April 1, stoking fears from Internet firms and human rights groups that it may give the government too much power and hinder freedom of speech.