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Facebook boots far-right network and boosts original news

By Glenn CHAPMAN Facebook disrupted a "violent US-based anti-government network" and vowed to give original news priority as it remained under fire for what it takes down and lets stay. The moves come as Facebook faces an advertiser boycott that has morphed into a global digital...

Netizens rejoice at Facebook’s takedown of pro-PAP page just as GE heats up

Singapore—Fabrications About the PAP, a Facebook page known for its decidedly pro-ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) views, was taken down by the social media giant on Sunday (June 28), just two days ahead of this year’s Nomination Day. Many netizens heralded this as good news,...

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a "wider category of hateful content" in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook also would add tags to posts that...

Facebook says to block foreign state media ads for US election

Facebook says it will block ads from foreign state media during the US election, as well as allowing users to hide all paid-for political messages. The move comes with the social media giant under growing pressure over its hands-off approach to misinformation and inflammatory posts...

Zuckerberg promises Facebook policy review

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday promised to review the social network's policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by US President Donald Trump. The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appeared aimed at...

Kind MRT employee rescues lost woman jogger with a S$2 note for a train ride back home

SINGAPORE – On a Facebook post dated May 31 (Sunday), Mandy Xinyi Chan shared how she went for a 10-kilometer jog by herself and ended up getting lost. According to Ms Chan, after having a heavy dinner for a birthday at home the night before,...

Activists rip Facebook’s Zuckerberg over Trump comments

Civil rights activists Tuesday slammed as "incomprehensible" Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's justification for allowing incendiary comments by President Donald Trump about violence and voter suppression on the social network. The criticism came following a discussion involving the Facebook CEO and leaders of rights organizations to...

Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump’s posts

by Julie JAMMOT The clash between Twitter and Donald Trump has thrust rival Facebook into turmoil, with employees rebelling against CEO Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the US president. Some Facebook employees put out word of a "virtual walkout" to take...

Some PAP politicians get away with “cosplaying as social distancing ambassadors”

Singapore -- Some politicians of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) have been criticised on Facebook for "cosplaying as social distancing ambassadors". In a post on Wednesday (May 27), Mr Lim Jialiang mentioned that some politicians seem to get away with blurring the lines between...

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...