Eileen Yu on Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill:
The now-live Act will provide, among others features, an appeals process that will allow people to challenge a minister’s decision — over what constitutes as a falsehood — at the cost of SG$200, with the challenge to be heard at the High Court within nine days of its application being made.
Why is there a fake news law?
To “protect society” against online false news created by “malicious actors”, with the Law Ministry saying that false news could be used to divide society, spread hate, and weaken democratic institutions.
This is not going to end well.