21 Feb '12, 4am

TOC dismayed by apparent reversal of ‘light touch’ approach to internet regulation #singapore

TOC dismayed by apparent reversal of ‘light touch’ approach to internet regulation #singapore

We at TOC are dismayed by these developments, not least because they fly in the face of the Government's promised 'light touch' approach to Internet regulation. Defamation lawsuits by political figures are likely to have a chilling effect on speech by legitimate actors who try their best to stay within the law, while being ineffectual in stopping others (frequently anonymous) who are not so concerned from spreading the allegedly defamatory statements. While it is not possible to ascertain if the former has materialised, the latter is certainly already happening.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2012/02/toc-dismayed-by-appar...

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