Truth, falsehood and power: Who decides?

True or false: The Government's proposed law to counter online falsehoods will give excessive powers to ministers to further curb freedom of speech in Singapore.

You will not find a definitive answer to the question because it is a matter of opinion, not fact, as it depends on not just the law itself but on how you think the Government will act.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 28, 2019, with the headline 'Truth, falsehood and power:Who decides?'. Print Edition | Subscribe