05 Jun '13, 3pm

In Singapore, it's now illegal to discuss homosexuality online:

In Singapore, it's now illegal to discuss homosexuality online:

Singapore’s harsh new law regulating online publications isn’t just a threat to free speech—it’s also blatantly anti-gay, making it effectively illegal to talk online about anything involving homosexuality or those who practice it. Back when this reporter’s father was in the Navy, you could get a crippling fine for spitting gum out on the street. A couple decades later, a foreigner there could (and did) receive a caning (a beating with a huge rattan staff) for, in essence, keying a car. So it should be no surprise that the city-state’s press oversight authority, the Media Development Authority (MDA) has pushed through a draconian anti-free speech rule requiring any online publication with 50,000 or more discrete viewers per month to apply for a license and pay a “performance bond” of up to $63,000, according to Singaporean blog The Online Citizen . This rule came into effe...

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