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Singapore tables internet-era foreign interference law citing cases in Australia, EU

Singapore on Monday introduced a new bill aimed at combating foreign interference in local politics, with authorities saying the “highly digitally connected” republic was especially vulnerable to online misinformation campaigns such as those recently experienced by Western nations.The introduction of the new legislation was widely expected after law and home affairs minister K. Shanmugam in 2019 said fresh measures were required to deal with a threat that was at times graver than conventional…


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