Fake news law passed in Singapore: Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act

By Pin-Ping Oh

05-2019

Hot on the heels of France and Germany, Singapore is the latest country to jump on the bandwagon of countries which have enacted fake news laws. Following a spate of public consultations to gather feedback on the approach that Singapore should take to tackle fake news and the publication of the report of the Select Committee (available at https://www.parliament.gov.sg/sconlinefalsehoods) on the issue, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) was passed by Parliament on 8 May 2019.

This follows from our earlier update "New Measures to Tackle Online Harassment and Online Falsehoods" here.

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Pin-Ping Oh

Pin-Ping Oh

Counsel
Singapore

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