Google says Singapore risks hurting innovation with fake news law

London (CNN Business)A controversial law designed to stem the flow of misinformation online in Singapore could damage the city state’s reputation for innovation. Simon Milner, vice president of public policy at Facebook (FB), said the company remains “concerned with aspects of the new law” and hopes the government will take a “proportionate and measured approach” in applying the rules. Twitter (TWTR), which said it has privately raised its concerns with the government, also expressed uncertainty about how “the full extent of the law” would be enforced. A company spokesperson said that it would watch if “the concerns carefully articulated by academics, journalists, and civil society groups in Singapore and around the world over recent weeks will be addressed appropriately.” The …