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New laws to tackle fake news to be introduced next year: Shanmugam

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SINGAPORE – New laws to tackle the scourge of fake news are expected to be introduced next year, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (June 19), adding that a recent Government survey had showed that 91 per cent of Singaporeans are supportive of stronger laws to "ensure the removal and correction of fake news". The survey also showed that two in three Singaporeans could not discern "fake news" when they first saw it, and a quarter shared information which they later discovered to be false. Only around half are confident of their own ability to recognise...
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