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Misinformation laws on the rise in ASEAN | The ASEAN Post

By Jillian Louis
February 10, 2020
Singapore’s newly passed misinformation law has been grabbing headlines because it empowers government officials to order corrections to be placed next to social media and online posts they deem false. 
The law came into effect in October 2019, resulting in outrage from human rights groups and tech giants such as Facebook and Google, which claim that the law is in violation of free speech. 
A number of opposition figures and activists have already been ordered to place correction banners with the words “this post contains inaccurate information” next to their posts.
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