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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...

Crackdown on political content on Facebook, TISG among those affected

As of 9am on Thursday, November 7, Facebook has arbitrarily removed all of The Independent Singapore’s posts. There was no notice, or reason given, other than the fact that our posts have been flagged as ‘Spam’ or ‘Violating Community Standards’. Furthermore, other political advertisements have also...

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...

Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech

Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU's top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide. The decision will be seen as a victory for EU regulators, who are ambitious to see...