Singapore imposes stricter regulation on news websites

News websites reporting on Singapore will be operating under individual licences from the first of June.

The government Media Development Authority (MDA) says the new scheme will place such news sites on what’s termed a more consistent regulatory framework.

The licence requires online news sites to remove disapproved-of content within 24 hours of notification.

If in breach, the news sites risk losing a $AU40,000 bond — via

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