Tag: Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMB)

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...

Brad Bowyer corrects FB post on Temasek and GIC after govt invokes fake news law

Former People's Action Party (PAP) member and current Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member Brad Bowyer issued a correction to a Facebook post of his after the government invoked the first use of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma), aimed at tackling...

K Shanmugam on Media Literacy Council mistake: ‘Erroneous’ to suggest satire is covered by Pofma

On Friday (September 13), Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam emphasized that satire is not covered by Pofma, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act. Minister Shanmugam responded to questions from reporters on a recent Facebook post by the Media Literacy Council (MLC),...

Media Literacy Council did not misunderstand satire, they misunderstood literacy

By Howard Lee In a world rampant with misinformation, a public institution has done the unforgivable – participate in it. Or so we all thought. The Media Literacy Council sparked public controversy when it posted a video on its social media platform featuring its animated hero,...

PM Lee: Anti-fake news bill “works for Singapore”

Putrajaya—Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Malaysia for a two-day leaders’ retreat, answered questions about the proposed new law that is against fake news. The legislation, he says, “works for Singapore.” PM Lee was asked questions concerning the new legislation at a...