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Facebook exec says it helped put Trump in White House

by Glenn CHAPMAN A senior Facebook executive on Tuesday said the world's biggest social network unintentionally helped put Donald Trump in the White House but warned against dramatic rule changes. The Trump campaign did effectively use Facebook to rally support for his presidential run, and the...

S Iswaran tells Sylvia Lim that she has “a very active imagination” for suggesting Pofma code will give PAP extra info on opponents’ strategy

During the sitting of Parliament on Monday (Jan 6), tensions were raised between Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran and Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, when the latter suggested that the Pofma Code of Practice for political advertisements would be a good way...

Facebook shuts down Malay/Muslim news page Rilek1Corner

Singapore—Rilek1Corner, a Facebook page popular with many members of the Singapore Malay/Muslim community was shut down on December 11. According to the creators of the page, access to the pages has been taken away from the editors and they have also been removed from...

The only non-WP local politician Pritam Singh “likes” on Facebook is Tan Cheng Bock

While Workers' Party (WP) secretary-general Pritam Singh "likes" the social media pages of over 30 individuals on Facebook, the only non-WP local politician whose page he has liked is that of Progress Singapore Party (PSP) leader, Tan Cheng Bock. Dr Tan is the very first...

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,...

Singapore tells Facebook to correct post under disinformation law

Singapore authorities Friday ordered Facebook to correct an article on a fringe news site containing "scurrilous accusations" of election rigging, ramping up their use of a controversial law against misinformation. The social media giant, which has previously expressed concerns about the legislation, did not respond...

Facebook instructed to publish correction on post after States Times Review editor refuses to comply with fake news law

The office in-charge of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) has directed Facebook to issue a correction notice on a post by States Times Review (STR) earlier today (Nov 29). The instruction came after STR’s Editor Alex Tan Zhi Xiang said on...

Chinese netizens feel “betrayed” by Mark Zuckerberg

A trending article on WeChat paints a different picture of the once well-loved Mark Zuckerberg in China. The article titled "China’s good son-in-law’ Zuckerberg suddenly stabbed his ‘father-in-law’ in the back" depicts a sense of betrayal felt by the Chinese people. This follows Zuckerberg's recent stance...

Can the Khat controversy turn the tide for Pakatan in the Johor by-elections?

A report has surfaced saying the Barisan Nasional candidate in the Tanjung Piai by-election in Johor, Wee Jeck Seng, wrote a note on Facebook expressing the Malaysian Chinese Association's opposition to the Jawi, or Islamic calligraphy. In the post, Wee had said: "MCA unites to...

Facebook blocks removed, TISG thanks FB staff for quick resolution

Thank you all for your messages of support. Facebook has reinstated all website links from theindependent.sg as of 8pm last night (7th Nov 2019) In an email response to us, at 2.34am this morning, Facebook informed us about the reinstatement of the links from TISG and...