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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.
Singaporean diplomats are taking the lead in defending a two-month-old fake news law.
The police can only ask for access to the data by requiring a person involved in or assisting a criminal investigation to produce either their smartphone or a physical token.
When Roy Ngerng’s friends urged him to ask the public to help fund his bill for defaming Singapore’s prime minister, he was dubious: Six years had passed since the verdict.
From online stalking to revenge porn, cases of digital sexual violence have spiked sharply in Singapore, women's rights campaigners warned on Nov 25 as they called for reforms to clamp down on the emerging form of crime.
The Singaporean government on Nov 29 again invoked its recently enacted "fake news” law, this time ordering Facebook Inc to publish a correction notice on a post made by an anti-government blog.
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.
The cameras will be set up in public residential estates, neighbourhood centres and hawker centres, as well as commercial and entertainment districts.
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.
A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Nov 20, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling for tougher regulations, which the social media firm has cautioned against.