The Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, which came into effect on 1 February 2023, aims to provide a safe online environment for all Singapore end-users and enhance protection of children from harmful content. It empowers IMDA to direct Social Media Services (SMSs) to block or remove egregious content found on their services within specified timelines. Such content includes content advocating or instructing on suicide or self-harm, physical or sexual violence and terrorism; content depicting child sexual exploitation; content posing public health risks in Singapore; and content likely to cause racial and religious disharmony in Singapore.
For the purpose of service of directions under section 64(5)(b) of the Broadcasting Act (“Act”), this webpage (accessible via https://www.imda.gov.sg/broadcasting-act-directions) publishes IMDA’s directions under the Act.
Under section 64(5)(b) of the Act, where by the exercise of reasonable diligence, the name of any individual or a body of persons to whom a direction is to be served, or the business address, residential address or last email address of the individual or body, cannot be ascertained, a direction can be served by posting it on the above website which is maintained by IMDA and prescribed by the Minister by notification in this website.