The Singapore‘s new laws will permit the authorities to demand the removal of the fake news content on social media platforms.
Singapore has started taking strong steps to fight fake news as the nation on 8th of May passed brand-new laws to combat bogus news.
The new laws will permit the authorities to demand the removal of the fake news content on Social Media platforms.
Regardless of aggressive criticism from tech companies, media, rights groups and others, the new laws however will allow the authorities to order social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to set warning signs next to posts that authorities consider to be fake.
In extreme scenarios, the authorities may further ask the social media platforms to take the fake news down.
In a scenario where the content is judged to be hateful and harmful to Singapore’s interests, social media companies could be hit with penalties of up to 735,000 US dollars.
Furthermore, individuals involved in the making of malicious and harmful content could face prison terms up to 10 years.