Singapore PM says call to curb online violence 'effective'

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms is an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attacks

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms is an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it.

On Friday, Lee said Singapore takes this problem "very seriously." He also thanked New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is on an official visit to Singapore, for "rallying an effective international response to this serious issue."