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Singapore latest to join Asian push against fake news

Free speech advocates and global tech leaders fear chilling effect

Singapore has moved to restrict fake news spread through social media, prompting concerns about the erosion of free speech.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has joined a growing campaign in Asia to crack down on fake or misleading information on the internet, prompting concerns that government-led efforts could infringe on the already limited freedom of speech in the city-state.

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