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Social media abuses threaten Asia's democratic elections

Singapore shows governments are ready to curb fake news but such actions can limit free speech

| India

A string of elections across Asia is highlighting a threat to democracy: social media's propagation of fake news and misinformation.

Voters who went to the polls in Thailand on March 24, and those who will cast their ballots soon in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, are facing this challenge. They may be joined by Singapore, where a parliamentary poll might also be held this year.

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