Tag: fake news

Fake news: Reuters’ Fact Check debunks video alleging WP members shook hands at Aljunied amid pandemic

Singapore—According to news conglomerate Reuters’ Fact Check team, a video that reportedly showed members of the Workers’ Party going about shaking hands during the pandemic is fake, as it was in actuality filmed several years ago. Reuters issued a release late on Monday evening, June...

Tin Pei Ling says doctored image is circulating online again

Singapore — A doctored image of Ms Tin Pei Ling, who has been MP for MacPherson Single-Member Constituency, is making the rounds of social media again, she wrote in a Facebook post on Monday (June 23).  Ms Tin had taken to social media in January...

“Brilliant question but idiotic answer” say netizens in relation to a WP query and PAP’s response

After Workers' Party (WP) member Leon Perera raised a question in Parliament on the efficacy of issuing directives under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) as a means to reinforce public trust, People's Action Party (PAP) MP Indranee Rajah's stepped up to address his...

Shanmugam: Gov’t to take legal action against those who spread falsehoods about migrant workers’ dorms

Singapore—In a Zoom conference on Wednesday (Apr 29), Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam pointed out that there have been individuals who are spreading falsehoods online concerning the conditions of the dormitories of migrant workers. They do this to fuel fear and panic,...

Asia cracks down on virus ‘fake news’

by Katie FORSTER and Spencer FEINGOLD with AFP bureaus Hundreds of people have been arrested across Asia for posting purported false coronavirus information, according to an AFP investigation, deepening concerns that growing government efforts to combat "fake news" will target the wrong people and silence...

K Shanmugam: There is “far less” fake news in Singapore

Singapore—K Shanmugam, the country’s Home Affairs and Law Minister, said that while fake news is found in many places, there is “far less” of it in Singapore, which is important during this time when misinformation about Covid-19 abounds. Mr Shanmugam told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on...

S Iswaran debunks DORSCON Red rumours

Sinagpore—S. Iswaran, the country’s Communications and Information Minister, debunked the rumours that the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) alert will be raised to its highest level, Red. Speaking to members of the media in Parliament on Thursday (Mar 26), Mr Iswaran addressed the rumours...

It’s fake, says CNA of viral tweet on closure of schools

THREAD: Saw the doctored image of a tweet sent by “CNA” on school closures due to the #NovelCoronavirus? It's fake. Many have shared it on social media and WhatsApp, but CNA never sent that message. How you can tell it's fake: https://t.co/nfqHRbqvrS /1 pic.twitter.com/yhFYCx8u92 —...

Malaysian journalist charged over China virus posts

A Malaysian journalist was charged Wednesday with causing public alarm with Facebook posts about the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, as authorities warned against online "rumour-mongering". The virus has so far killed almost 500 people and infected 24,000 others in China, and spread to more...

Tan Chuan-Jin on fake Wuhan news: “This is not a political game that is unfolding is it?”

Singapore -- The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, took to social media earlier on Wednesday (Jan 29) to call out netizens who spread fake news meant to smear politically. Mr Tan shared an image of a false post by a netizen. It read: "PAP...