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Singapore orders online election advertising to disclose sponsors

New rules to ‘increase transparency’ as pandemic pushes campaigns online

SINGAPORE -- The government of Singapore on Monday set out new rules for internet election advertising, as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to push more campaigning online ahead of the general election that must be held by April 2021.

Effective immediately, paid election ads on social media and other websites must state who funded them -- be it the candidate, a political party or an authorized third party.

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