Tag: election

Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s policy to let politicians lie

Facebook has long been accused of being instrumental to the spread of misinformation around the globe and being weaponized to shape the outcome of elections. In a speech to Georgetown University on Thursday (Oct 17), Mark Zuckerberg addressed the issue by arguing for the right...

Heads up for Aussies in Singapore: you can vote in advance

The 2019 Australian Federal Election will be held on May 18, 2019 (Saturday). As such, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) urged Australian citizens who will be overseas during that date to vote early. “Whether you’re residing, working or holidaying overseas at the moment, make sure your...

Facebook to set up regional centres in Dublin, Singapore to monitor election-related content

Social media giant Facebook will set up two new regional operations centres focused on monitoring election-related content in its Dublin and Singapore offices. The two centres and an independent content oversight board with the power to overturn company decisions on user posts are part of...

Stopping PAP is a task primed for defeat: NYT

In this part two of our report on the New York Times feature entitled "How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself", in which we found interesting anecdotes on the People's Action Party (P.A.P) and the opposition, here's one about the resilience of the...

"Vote for me because you have met me and know what I stand for" – Chee Soon Juan

By Howard Lee The third election rally of the Singapore Democratic Party saw party members take the stage to counter allegations by the People's Action Party against Dr Chee Soon Juan, leaving Dr Chee to devote his speech to SDP's policies and programmes for the...

Voters’ choice for Bukit Batok – what really matters?

By Howard Lee If studies by the Institute of Policy Studies are anything to go by, half of the voters in Bukit Batok would have already decided on who to vote for in the coming by-election. My views would have little to no impact on...

A little girl called Tin Pei Ling grows up

PAP's biggest joke in the 2011 elections has started to get serious. Tin Pei Ling, who was made fun of for her Twitter photos showing off her high-life, hit 30 in December last year and says: I have grown up and also grown a...

The tragedy of Thailand

By Tom Plate   LOS ANGELES – A country of beauty is in danger of turning into a beast. The Kingdom of Thailand, the land of the smiling people, the gorgeous countryside and a storied history as the once-upon-a-time Siam, now has a severe case of...