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Desmond Choo on Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

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Singapore will make "considerable strides" in protecting its people against harmful content with the proposed changes under the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, said MP Desmond Choo. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Nov 9), he pointed out that its success hinges on a whole-of-society approach, with the community and industry stakeholders working closely to equip Singaporeans with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe online. He suggested refining the code of practice with a robust age verification system to better protect minors. He wanted to know if the Government would set up an avenue for users to report non-compliance with the code. He also asked if the Government would consider implementing a specific timeframe for social media services to respond to user reports, and have different timeframes based on the nature of the harmful content identified.  

Singapore will make "considerable strides" in protecting its people against harmful content with the proposed changes under the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, said MP Desmond Choo. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Nov 9), he pointed out that its success hinges on a whole-of-society approach, with the community and industry stakeholders working closely to equip Singaporeans with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe online. He suggested refining the code of practice with a robust age verification system to better protect minors. He wanted to know if the Government would set up an avenue for users to report non-compliance with the code. He also asked if the Government would consider implementing a specific timeframe for social media services to respond to user reports, and have different timeframes based on the nature of the harmful content identified.  

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