Staff Reporters
Dec 5, 2019

Google to stop political ads from running in Singapore

Singapore's opposition political group said the "shocking" move would deprive voters of information ahead of the looming election.

Google's Singapore office in Mapletree Business City

Google will not allow political advertising to run across its platforms in Singapore since this would require it to submit records to authorities under the country's new 'fake news' law.

Google’s APAC VP of government affairs and public policy Ted Osius has said that while the search giant usually supports political advertising that abides by its policies, in Singapore it “will not accept advertising regulated by the Code of Practice for Transparency of Online...

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