Singapore fake news law polices chats and online platforms

The law has passed as was widely expected. The biggest update since its drafting looks to be the focus on private chats, which it remains to be seen is any more than wishful thinking on the government's side. End-to-end encryption is the standard for most -- it is in place for WhatsApp, Singapore's most popular messaging app -- so the government's wish to have unfettered access looks impossible to deliver. The rest of the law has potentially severe implications for media and social networks and it appears, on paper at least, to be very messy to implement.


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