India is likely to follow Singapore's proposal of stringent legislation in order to eradicate fake news and advertising on social media and internet platforms, The Economic Times reported.
The new law in Singapore, quoted by the paper said the one should take into account the responsibility of different stakeholders in the digital advertising ecosystem.
“Technology companies have a social responsibility to contribute to a clean internet information ecosystem,” the paper said, quoting the report. “In such an ecosystem, users will be made properly aware of the sources behind the information they are exposed to; additionally, accurate and reliable information is prioritised, while false and harmful information cannot thrive.”
India, which is already fighting fake news on social media platforms, could tighten its laws, experts told the paper. “There has been a fair bit of discussion on regulating online content to curb fake news in India. Singapore legislation will add fuel to it,” experts quoted by the paper said.