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Fake news bill passed into law after marathon debate

'Yes' from 72 MPs, 'no' from all nine WP MPs, 3 NMPs abstained in late-night vote

Mr Shanmugam said it is impossible to guarantee the courts can decide in "a matter of hours" whether something is a falsehood and how to tackle it.


THE proposed law against fake news was passed on Wednesday after a marathon two-day debate in Parliament.

At the end of Wednesday's session which stretched past 10 pm, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill was passed with 72 Members saying "yes", all...

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