Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act

Five questions you may have about the new 'fake news' law

I believe there are five key questions people have about the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma), which was passed by Singapore's Parliament last week.

Is Pofma perfect? No law is perfect. Is there room for improvement? There's always room for improvement. But is it as scary as many people believe? Here is my take on five key issues on Pofma.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2019, with the headline 'Five questions you may have about the new law'. Print Edition | Subscribe