Public sentiments on adultery website will be considered by MDA
The Media Development Authority has said it will take into account growing public sentiments against an adultery website if it sets up in Singapore.
Ashley Madison is an online dating website that targets married individuals and encourages them to have extramarital affairs.
News of the website's plans to launch in Singapore next year have triggered strong reactions online from Singaporeans, including Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing.
Mr Chan said in a Facebook post today that it is "not welcome" here.
A Facebook group called "Block Ashley Madison From Corrupting Singapore" has garnered over 14 thousand likes since it was set up following the news reports.
The MDA said its content regulatory framework is premised on community standards and social norms.
Under the Broadcasting Act, the MDA has the powers to act against Internet content providers which violate community standards and social norms, including issuing take-down notices or site-blocking.
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