Tag: Online Falsehoods

Singapore vulnerable to external political influence during elections, says analyst

Singapore—According to a political analyst from France, there are several factors that make Singapore particularly vulnerable to influence from foreign powers during elections, or even policy-making. The Straits Times (ST) interviewed French political analyst Fabrice Pothier, who is the co-founder of the Transatlantic Commission on...

Over half of Singaporeans support anti-fake news bill—YouGov research

Singapore — Market research agency YouGov released the results of a new research on May 22, Thursday, showing that more than half of Singaporeans are in favour of the country’s new law designed to combat online falsehoods as well as hate speech. The Protection from...

Singapore’s ‘fake news’ bill compared to France’s and Germany’s, netizens analyse

Singapore – On April 7 (Sunday), Reddit user u/dudez77 uploaded a screenshot of a table from The Edge Singapore, issue 876 showing a comparison of Singapore, France and Germany’s “fake news” bill. The table illustrated the differences in how the government would address false statements...

POFMA, the insecticide spray that will poison us all

Has there been any doubt that the Singapore government will produce something like the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA)? Of course not. Not that long ago, the government took on the Western press and emerged unscathed with its restriction of publications...

Fake news workshop slated in Singapore to quash organized disinformation campaigns

Singaporean journalists will now have the opportunity to better identify, counter and manage fake news and misinformation via a one-day workshop scheduled on 23 January to be held at the Concorde Hotel, Singapore. According to MP Edwin Tong during the 27 March 2018 public hearing with the...

Facebook and Twitter reaffirm commitment to work with Singapore against spread of fake news

The Government's Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods made 22 recommendations on how to deal with "fake news," as it released its executive summary report last week. The report, which emphasised the need for legislation, was put together after members of the public were invited...

Falsehoods: Fight manipulation – by malignant forces as well as government

Was the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods caught flatfooted by developments in Malaysia? Has it now been shown up to be an overkill, if not a step backward, for any society which deigns to be First World and progressive? I hope not. Malaysia repealed...