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Anti-fake news laws: What's a falsehood?

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Singapore will soon join a handful of countries with laws to tackle fake news. People found guilty of deliberately creating or spreading falsehoods face fines or jail if they run foul of the law. But what counts as a falsehood? And will you end up in jail if you share fake news via Facebook or WhatsApp, not realising that it was false? Here are the answers to your burning questions:
Singapore will soon join a handful of countries with laws to tackle fake news. People found guilty of deliberately creating or spreading falsehoods face fines or jail if they run foul of the law. But what counts as a falsehood? And will you end up in jail if you share fake news via Facebook or WhatsApp, not realising that it was false? Here are the answers to your burning questions:

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