Fake news Bill: Law Society refutes online flak over alleged silence

An online opinion piece posted on The Online Citizen singled out the Law Society for having seemed to be "noticeably silent" on the fake news Bill and questioned if the silence was to be taken as "tacit agreement" with the Government's stance on the
An online opinion piece posted on The Online Citizen singled out the Law Society for having seemed to be "noticeably silent" on the fake news Bill and questioned if the silence was to be taken as "tacit agreement" with the Government's stance on the Bill.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

It says Govt has invited it to give feedback on proposed law; it will share its views privately

The Law Society has come out to refute online flak about its so-called "deafening silence" over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, saying its views will be shared privately with policymakers.

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the society's governing council has previously been invited by the Government to give feedback on select Bills in accordance with the law and that this has been the ongoing arrangement.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'Law Society refutes online flak over alleged silence'. Print Edition | Subscribe