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Nov 28

Singapore is new ground zero for freedom of press

Singapore, one of the freest places on earth by some accounts, is struggling to throw off press repressions.

The Singapore government recently imposed new laws purportedly aimed at stamping out fake news.

“A blogger said on Thursday he would not comply with a Singapore government order to correct a Facebook post in the first test of the city-state’s new ‘fake news’ law.”

“Singapore’s home ministry said the post on the Facebook page . . . which contained allegations of election rigging, was “false” and “scurrilous”.”