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Facebook and Twitter worry over Singapore fake news laws

Tech giants fear new rules could cost millions and set global trend

The Parliament House of Singapore   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Tech giants including Facebook and Twitter are alarmed by proposed "fake news" laws in Singapore that they fear will cost millions to comply with and could set a global precedent.

The industry's regional lobby group, the Asia Internet Coalition, which represents Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo! and others, hit out at the draft legislation as "prescriptive," in a statement to the Nikkei Asian Review.

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