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Singapore wields fake-news law against opposition

Rival party leader accuses government of stifling dissent ahead of election

The Singapore government's website rebutted claims in a Facebook post by Lim Tean, head of the opposition People's Voice party.

SINGAPORE -- In the less than three months since Singapore implemented legislation cracking down on "fake news," the government has mostly targeted opposition parties with demands for corrections, raising concerns about fairness and transparency ahead of a general election expected next year.

Lim Tean, leader of the People's Voice party, received a directive last week ordering changes to two Facebook posts it deemed "false and misleading."

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