Singapore adopts a law on the fight against fakes to the Internet in the second half of 2019

Сингапур примет закон о борьбе с фейками в интернете во второй половине 2019 года

Minister of communications and information of Singapore C. Eswaran in an interview with Bloomberg said that the authorities plan to adopt a law against fakes in the Internet for the second half of 2019.

Iswaran also stressed that the bill will only apply in respect of dangerous fakes and will not affect the right of citizens to criticize the government, to Express personal views or to let the satirical comments, writes The Independent.

“We want freedom of speech continued to freely exist on the Internet”, – said the Minister.

The law on combating fake information Singapore will require online portals to remove news content containing false information. The law rasprostranyaetsya not only traditional media but also on social networks. Thus, under the threat of imposing penalties on the fakes will have to fight Facebook, Google, Twitter and other major Internet giants, have opened representative offices in the territory of Singapore.

We will remind, on March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the fight against fake information. It provides for penalties for citizens from 30 to 100 thousand rubles, for officials – from 60 up to 200 thousand rubles for legal entities – from 200 to 500 thousand rubles. The amount of the fine will be increased if the spread of false information entailed human death or bodily injury.

Right to request restrictions of access to network resources was spreading fake information entrusted to the General Prosecutor and his deputies. In turn Roskomnadzor should immediately notify the editor zines and request to remove inaccurate information. The media should do so immediately, otherwise they will face lock. In law the consequences of the spread of false information written clearly, without the phrase “other serious consequences”, which minimizes the risk of mistakes in legal or judicial error.