The T.K. Viswanathan committee’s recommendations could prove to be dangerous for free speech if acted upon without resolving its flaws.
The expert committee had been constituted in 2015 after the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the IT Act for being used arbitrarily and hampering free speech.
Yee’s trials in Singapore were closely watched by rights groups, and fuelled debate in Singapore over censorship, the limits of free speech and political correctness.
Facebook won particular praise for reviewing most complaints within a 24-hour target timeframe set down in a code of conduct agreed on in December.