Singapore: New online ban on gay content

31 May

May 31, 2013 by 

Gay Star News reports:

The Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore is introducing a tough new rule that will censor websites that are read from inside the country, even if they are not hosted there.

The new rule, which will come into effect on Saturday (1 June), will require local news websites and those that report regularly on Singapore and get at least 50,000 unique visitors from Singapore over two months to apply for an individual license.

The license will require the sites to comply with existing regulations that include banning ‘material [that] advocates homosexuality or lesbianism’ ….

Read the full article in Gay Star News here: “New web censorship rule bans gay content in Singapore.”

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