Singapore, by many accounts, is one of the freest places on earth. The people of Singapore slowly crawled out from the misery of socialism during the 1960s and built a thriving market capitalist society. Today, life expectancy in Singapore is ranked 3rd in the world (behind Spain and Japan). (By comparison, life expectancy in the U.S. is ranked 43rd in the world–and declining as government takes a larger role in “health care.”)
But over the past two years, the government of Singapore (copying other governments) enacted a “fake news law.”
Last week, the Singapore government invoked its fake news law to order an opposition party to publish corrections on two social media posts and an article on its website about local employment.