Government proposes setting up committee to combat online falsehoods

Government proposes setting up committee to combat online falsehoods

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-06 03:15

The government will ask Parliament to appoint a select committee to examine and report on how Singapore can combat and prevent online falsehoods.

The proposal was set out in a 21-page Green Paper issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) on Friday (January 5). A chairman, seven MPs from the ruling People’s Action Party, one opposition MP and one nominated MP will make up the committee. According to media reports, the committee will be chaired by Deputy Speaker Charles Chong.

The committee can invite members of the public to make submissions and hold public hearings on key issues once it is approved by Parliament.

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