Aping Singapore

Tito Sotto and Mocha Uson

The Parliament of Singapore passed last May a law against uploading and spreading false information.  It requires online media platforms any government ministry accuses of carrying “fake news” to correct or remove the offending material, and penalizes those responsible with 10-year prison terms and fines of up to one million Singapore dollars (about US$740,000). The bad news is that the Philippine Congress could do the same thing.

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