Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: free speech

  • Giving Substance to Singapore’s Fake News Law: Online Citizen

    — Marcus Teo, Sheridan Fellow, National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law The threat that fake news poses to free speech and democracy is now well-established, though less established is how Governments should address it. Legislation which requires social media companies and intermediaries to remove or rebuff falsehoods posted on their platforms, like Germany’s Network Enforcement Act, are now no longer rarities,[1] though some countries like the United States continue to resist regulation.

  • New Developments on Japan’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment Process

    –Tokujin Matsudaira, Kanagawa University Faculty of Law Recently the Asahi Shimbun Weekly (ASW, a special Monday edition of Asahi News) interviewed eight constitutional scholars and asked them to answer a survey about the possible amendment of Japan’s postwar constitution. The results appeared in ASW on April 8 (in Japanese).