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Prominent Blogger Andrew Loh Says New Fake News Law Makes Minister Final Arbiter Of Truth

Prominent Blogger Andrew Loh Says New Fake News Law Makes Minister Final Arbiter Of Truth

Prominent blogger Andrew Loh has called out on the fake news legislation, by indicating that once this law takes into effect, it will effectively place the Minister of Law as the most powerful, and crucially, the final arbiter of truth in Singapore.

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PAP GOVT GETS TO DECIDE WHAT CONSTITUTES FALSE NEWS? ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH?

It states that “The Government, like any other person, should be entitled to point out falsehoods which are published and have the true facts brought to public attention under the law … In this connection, is it arguably, in the public interest and fair comment, to ask for some clarification as to what may constitute as “false information”? The issue of “false information” may not be as straightforward or simple as it may seem. Who gets to determine, perhaps arguably, arbitrarily what is false, or how false or how true the information (in part or in its entirety) may be?

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