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Singapore passes controversial law to counter foreign interference

Singapore has passed a controversial law aimed at countering foreign interference in domestic affairs, in a move that critics say could be used to stifle dissent.

It allows authorities to order social media sites and Internet providers to disclose user information or block content that they deem hostile.

Singapore says such a law is needed to counter "serious threats".

The law was passed on Monday after 10 hours of heated parliamentary debate.

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