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HOW DOES THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP) RESTRICT MEDIA FREEDOM IN S'PORE

In addition to this enforcement of copyright could be extremely damaging to free speech because it makes open platforms for user generated content like mothership, all Singapore Stuff etc. economically untenable. This is extremely devasting as these websites could be hit with copyright blocks (Especially to shut out opposition) because of a single picture of Lee Hsien Loong.

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DOUBLE STANDARDS: WHY SHUT DOWN TRS AND NOT GOVT-OWNED STOMP?

The MDA has ordered The Real Singapore to cease operations with effect of 8 PM tonight. They cited that TRS was responsible for "fabricating stories to create disharmony in Singapore" and "inciting xenophobia". In other news, Stomp Straits Times, which is equally notorious for fabricating stories and inciting xenophobia will be operating as usual. If the government were truly serious about protecting our social fabric, they would shut down STOMP as well, but they clearly have no intentions on doing so.

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