Proposed fake-news law

Proposed fake news law: Avenues for redress should not be onerous, says Charles Chong

DEPUTY SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT CHARLES CHONG
DEPUTY SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT CHARLES CHONG

He responds to public feedback on costs of challenging govt action

Mounting a challenge against a minister's order for corrections or takedowns of online falsehoods, under a proposed law, should be made less onerous, said Deputy Speaker of Parliament Charles Chong.

This would provide the assurance that there are adequate avenues to seek redress when there is disagreement with the Government's decision, said Mr Chong, who chaired the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 07, 2019, with the headline 'Avenues for redress should not be onerous, says Charles Chong'. Print Edition | Subscribe