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Battle lines drawn as MPs on both sides spar over fake news Bill

The battle lines were drawn yesterday when the House debated a contentious draft law to tackle online falsehood.

Since its introduction last month, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill has drawn criticism from some quarters for vesting ministers with the power to decide what are falsehoods that are against the public interest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2019, with the headline 'Battle lines drawn as MPs on both sides spar over fake news Bill'. Print Edition | Subscribe