Tag: POFMA

Legal challenge to Singapore misinformation law rejected

The first legal challenge to Singapore's law against online misinformation was rejected Wednesday, a blow to opponents who say it is being used to stifle dissent before elections. The controversial legislation gives authorities the power to order corrections be placed next to posts they deem...

Judge dismisses SDP’s Pofma appeal relating to local PMET employment statistics

The High Court has dismissed the Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) appeal to set aside  Correction Directions issued against it under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma). Calling the party's statements "false in the face of the statistical evidence against them", Justice Ang...

Correction Direction to website with fake news about Singaporeans contracting Wuhan virus

Singapore — On Friday, two Correction Directions were issued under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma). Health Minister Gan Kim Yong issued a Correction Direction against AB-TC City News over a website article that claimed five Singaporeans who had not gone...

ESM Goh says Singaporeans need to be wary of and pay heed to POFMA

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong has warned Singaporeans not to spread fake news unknowingly and to be wary of or to fear POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (Jan 29), ESM Goh wrote, “We...

SG ambassador to the US rebuts activist Kirsten Han’s POFMA op-ed in the New York Times

Singapore—In response to an opinion piece activist Kirsten Han wrote that was published in The New York Times (NYT) on January 21, Singapore’s ambassador to the United States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri has written a letter to the NYT’s editor rebutting the points that Ms...

POFMA to quash Wuhan virus falsehoods which can cause public panic

SINGAPORE — On Monday (Jan 27), Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran emphasised that in line with the new Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), the Government will come down hard on anyone found to be spreading falsehoods about the Wuhan...

Pofma correction order issued on HardwareZone Forum post claiming man died in Singapore from Wuhan virus

Singapore -- A correction order has been issued under the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) to SPH Magazines because of a post in HardwareZone Forum claiming that a man had died in Singapore from the Wuhan virus. According to a media release...

Yahoo SG complies with correction order issued under POFMA, amends Facebook post

Singapore—News outfit Yahoo Singapore has complied with the correction order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday (Jan 22). Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reports that based on its edit history, Yahoo Singapore amended a post on Facebook it had shared containing allegations from a...

MHA issues POFMA correction order to Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty, Yahoo Singapore, TOC & Kirsten Han over claims of ‘brutal’ executions

Singapore—The Government has issued its fifth correction order under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), this time against Malaysian NGO Lawyers for Liberty's (LFL) and three other parties: news websites Yahoo Singapore, The Online Citizen, and local activist Kirsten Han. In a...

Pofma issue to be “decided by the courts, not the government”, says SDP

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has still not let the matter rest and has replied to the Attorney-General’s (AG) complaints on Monday (Jan 10). Earlier in the day, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) asked the High Court for a further hearing on the party’s appeal...