Tag: Alex Tan

6th correction direction issued under POFMA to Alex Tan

Singapore—Controversial figure Alex Tan was given yet another correction direction under Singapore’s anti-online falsehoods law, this time for a piece in the National Times Singapore Facebook page concerning POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, itself. On May 15, a post on the...

Singapore orders anti-govt website to warn readers of falsehoods

Singapore ordered the Facebook page of an anti-government website Saturday to warn readers it regularly posts falsehoods, the first time authorities have taken such action under a tough law against misinformation. The law gives ministers in the tightly-regulated city powers to order internet platforms to...

Rejected: States Times Review’s application to cancel fake news Correction Direction

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has rejected the application by States Times Review (STR) founder Alex Tan to cancel a Correction Direction issued to him in November last year. In a press statement on Friday (Jan 3), the Ministry of Home Affairs said...

States Times Review’s Alex Tan refuses correction direction – “I will defy and resist every unjust law”

Singapore—Alex Tan Zhi Xiang, the person responsible for the States Times Review blog and who was issued a correction direction by the Government on Thursday, November 29, under Singapore’s law to combat online falsehoods has refused to obey the order, writing in a new...

Facebook issues disclaimer on States Times Review post after Alex Tan refuses correction direction

Singapore — After the States Times Review’s (STR) Alex Tan Zhi Xiang refused to comply with the correction direction issued by the Singaporean government under the country’s newly-minted law against online falsehoods, POFMA, Facebook itself has issued a disclaimer on STR’s post. The disclaimer reads,...

POFMA invoked 2nd time this week—States Times Review told to correct Facebook post about PAP activist

Singapore—On Thursday, November 28, Alex Tan Zhi Xiang of the Facebook page States Times Review was directed to correct statements made in a post on its page, as these were deemed false under Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), passed earlier this...

ICA refutes claims it made a deal with States Times Review founder Alex Tan

Singapore—The controversial political activist and writer Alex Tan is back in the news again, with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) denying that it has made a deal with Mr Tan to return to Singapore for the renewal of his passport. This time, the brouhaha...

UPDATE: After IMDA geoblock, Singapore Herald, formerly STR, moves content to Patreon

Despite a geoblock from Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Saturday, December 15, the contentious Singapore Herald, formerly the States Times Review, continues to publish articles on Patreon, a crowdfunding website. The Singapore Herald is connected with Alex Tan, the man behind The States Times...

The States Times Review is reborn as the Singapore Herald

Alex Tan may be bloody, but he is unbowed. After announcing on November 9 that the website would cease publication since it had been “blocked under false charges of ‘fake news’ and ‘criminal defamation’” by the government, the controversial States Times Review (STR) editor...