Singapore's submission of wide-ranging fake news legislation in parliament has stoked fears from internet firms and human-rights groups that it may give the government too much power and hinder freedom of speech. The law, submitted on April 1, would require social media sites such as Facebook to carry warnings on posts the government deems false and remove comments against the "public interest".
The Digital Government Blueprint outlines how the Government will re-organize and transform itself to deliver public services better through technology.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, developments in the digital domain offers Singapore new ways to interact, collaborate and form new partnerships, as well as embrace exciting opportunities to grow future economy and improve the lives of all citizens.
As one of the most networked economies in the world, Singapore has invested in physical infrastructure and connectivity as the foundation for its Smart Nation vision. Currently, fiber broadband connectivity is available in Singapore to support affordable high-speed broadband mobile internet connectivity to both companies and citizens all across Singapore.