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A week after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of “fighting back” against trolls online, the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) applied to the court to initiate actions against blogger Alex Au.
The AGC sought judicial permission to charge the 61-year-old blogger with contempt of court for two articles he wrote in October. Judge Belinda Ang granted leave to the AGC to take action on only one of the articles.
"In Singapore, we see much constructive engagement online, but also no lack of 'trolling',” Mr Lee said a week ago. “We must fight back against such 'trolling', and provide a safe and responsible online space, which promotes constructive participation."
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