Anti-fake news bill passes amidst criticism from opposition, rights advocates

The Bill passed after over 14 hours of debate with 72 members of parliament voting for the bill’s passage

Anti-fake news bill passes amidst criticism from opposition, rights advocates

Singapore— POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, otherwise known as the country’s landmark legislation aimed at combating fake news and hate speech, was passed in Parliament late on Wednesday night, May 8. The Bill passed after over 14 hours of debate from Tuesday to…


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