Thinking Aloud

Pofma: Is Singapore's fake news law too powerful or not enough?

Fake news can kill. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) deserves citizens' support. But the Government needs to demonstrate it will be scrupulous in using it.

When I first read reports about the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma), my initial reaction was negative.

Why is the Government introducing laws that give already powerful Cabinet ministers even more power?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 26, 2019, with the headline 'Pofma: Too powerful or not enough?'. Subscribe