Internet Heavyweights Criticize Singapore's 'Regressive' New Rules

Singapore’s move to tighten regulation of news websites, already under fire from bloggers and human rights groups, has attracted criticism from an unexpected quarter – large Internet firms with a big presence in the city-state that say the new rules will hurt the industry.

Web giants Facebook, eBay, Google and Yahoo have said the revised rules “have negatively affected Singapore’s global image as an open and business-friendly country.”

The comments, made in a letter to the Minister …

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