11 Jan '18, 7pm

New Committee Puts Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight https://t.co/kF6X6d2IUS

New Committee Puts Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight https://t.co/kF6X6d2IUS

On Wednesday, Singapore’s parliament agreed to set up a new select committee to study what the government has characterized as “deliberate online falsehoods.” The move is just one of several steps that the Southeast Asian state has taken in its response to the growing challenge of fake news, in spite of various concerns raised by some opponents. Singapore, like some of its other neighbors such as Malaysia and Indonesia, has become increasingly aware of the growing magnitude of the challenge of fake news (See: “Asia’s War on Fake News ”). As part of this, the country’s top officials have been publicly and privately emphasizing the dire consequences of fake news to the country specifically – including generating unnecessary public alarm, diverting limited resources, and harming the reputations of individuals and institutions – as well as considering new measures that can be ...

Full article: https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/new-committee-puts-singap...

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