Call for legislation to curb fake news on social media

But tackling such platforms can be tricky, say experts ahead of global meeting on issue

If social media platforms such as Facebook do not do enough to stop the spread of fake news, then legislation is needed to tackle the problem. This is a problem faced not just by Singapore, but also by other countries, said Mr Charles Chong, chairman of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods.

Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MP Sun Xueling and Aljunied GRC MP Pritam Singh will be in London on Tuesday for the International Grand Committee on Fake News and Disinformation hearing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 25, 2018, with the headline 'Call for legislation to curb fake news on social media '. Print Edition | Subscribe