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

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  • Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019

A view of the skyline of Singapore October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files

SINGAPORE: 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.

The law would require social media sites like Facebook to carry warnings on posts the government deems false and remove comments against "public interest".

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