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Internet firms’ executives could face jail time under legislation

Posted On: May. 9, 2019 6:25 AM CST

Fake news

Singapore's parliament has passed new legislation to curb the spread of fake news, under which the government can fine internet companies up to $733,000 and sentence executives to 10 years in jail, Cnet reported citing sources. The Protection of Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill also allows the government to order companies like U.S.-based Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. to put fake news warnings next to posts or take them down completely.

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