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Singapore 'highly susceptible' to threat of fake news: Shanmugam

If left unchecked, deliberate online falsehoods could undermine Singaporeans' trust in institutions, he says

Mr Shanmugam noted that those who spread online falsehoods may do so deliberately.


SINGAPORE is "highly susceptible" to the threat of fake news, warned Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Wednesday, in moving a motion to appoint a select committee to study the issue.

The 10-MP committee will examine the causes and consequences of deliberate...