Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says fake news law won’t muzzle free speech

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday rejected allegations the city state’s new law to combat fake news is aimed at stifling free speech, following criticism from rights groups and tech giants.The legislation, approved by parliament last week, gives government ministers powers to order social media sites such as Facebook to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down.If an action is judged to be malicious and damaging to…