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Singapore's waging a war against fake news but human rights groups say it reaches so far free speech is at risk on Monday the city state submitted new laws in parliament which require sites like Facebook Kerry warnings on posts that the government deems falls it would also force them to remove comments that go against quote public interest Singapore says free speech will be harmed however internet firms and activists argue the laws put too much power in the hands of officials Reuters fatten who is in Singapore I think in the primary contact concerns about this new law which is mostly coming from %HESITATION internet watch dogs a rights groups and even the big tech companies is the the room for abuse by governments because they are the ones who are deciding what is fact and what is not according to the Asia internet coalition these laws are the most expensive ones %HESITATION it to date %HESITATION the most extensive finis laws %HESITATION they've seen this week Facebook founder mark Zuckerberg published an op ed in The Washington Post calling on governments to play a more active role in regulating the online platform however after Singapore's fake news bill Facebook says it's concerned about quote the aspect of the law that grants broad powers to the Singapore executive branch to compel us to remove content they deem to be false for companies a Facebook and Twitter they would have to comply to the new laws if they're being passed or face hefty fines the ministry of real also said that if he on my media Pat fault would publish falsehoods three times in the last six months %HESITATION they would cut off the company's ability to profit but it did not see a how it would do that for those breaking the planned laws the fine would be about seven hundred and forty thousand dollars in jail sentences of up to ten years the bill , still needs to be voted on by Singapore's parliament