Governments tread fine line in regulating social media

Experts warn that while governments are right to intervene in regulating social media, the results may not be what they desire. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - As social media companies face criticism over their failure to clean up the content on their platforms, such as hate speech, governments are stepping in to exert regulatory authority over them.

Here are the challenges of regulation, with some experts suggesting what else should be done:

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