Spider-Man and Net regulation: With great power comes great responsibility

In the past two weeks, both Facebook and the Singapore Government have come up with recommendations on regulating hate speech and falsehoods on the Web. Both share what I call the Spider-Man problem: With great power comes great responsibility.

In this article, I will contrast Facebook's approach with that of the Government.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2019, with the headline 'Spider-Man and Net regulation: With great power comes great responsibility'. Print Edition | Subscribe