The Ministry of Information and Communication is currently in discussions with the technology industry and the general public on a new code of conduct for social media platforms.
Once passed, the Code of Conduct for Online Safety and Content Codes for Social Media Services will be a safety standard to minimize the risk of user exposure to harmful online content such as terrorist advertising. Requires a platform that implements the content moderation process.
The platform adds tools to minimize exposure to inappropriate content such as sexual or violent videos and unwanted interactions such as online stalking and harassment for users under the age of 18. You also need to ensure that you have a safeguard.
The new rules aim to codify these standards by law and empower authorities to take action on platforms that do not meet the requirements. They are expected to be added to the Broadcast Act.
The Department of Information and Communication Media Development (IMDA) has stated that it will be empowered to instruct social media services to disable access, but the ministry is still developing in collaboration with the technology industry, so certain codes Has not released many details regarding the provisions. For online content that is harmful to Singapore users.
The platform also needs to produce an annual accountability report published on the IMDA website.
These reports should include metrics to show the effectiveness of the system and process.