Facebook blocks Singapore anti-govt page, slams misinformation law

Authorities this week ordered Facebook to block the STR page for Singapore users. While it complied with the order, Facebook slammed the order, saying 'we believe orders like this are disproportionate and contradict the government's claim that (the law) would not be used as a censorship tool'. — AFP

SINGAPORE: Facebook on Feb 18 blocked the page of an anti-government website in Singapore following a demand from authorities but slammed the "disproportionate" use of a controversial law against online misinformation.

The widely criticised legislation gives ministers powers to order Internet platforms and websites to put warnings next to posts they deem false, and also order pages be blocked in the tightly regulated city-state.

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