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

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...

SDP wants Pofma appeal against MOM to be heard in open court

The Singapore Democratic Party's appeal against the Ministry of Manpower over Correction Directions issued under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) has been scheduled to be heard in the High Court on Thursday (Jan 16). The appeal is not open to the public...

SDP’s case against MOM to be heard in the High Court

The Originating Summons filed against Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be heard in the High Court on Thursday (Jan 16). SDP said that it would mount its own arguments, as opposed to retaining legal counsel. The Singapore Democratic Party...

Calvin Cheng on SDP’s PMET statistics: “what the SDP did was not exactly false, just selective and misleading”

Weighing in on the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) issue with the Ministry of Manpower’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Correction Directions (CD), former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media. In a Facebook post last Friday (Jan 3),...

SDP to take MOM to court after application to cancel Correction Directions rejected

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has announced its intentions to challenge the Ministry of Manpower’s fake news Correction Direction (CD) in court after its application to cancel said Correction Directions was rejected. A statement released by the party today (Jan 7) said that “In rejecting...

Minister: An “unfortunate convergence or coincidence” that fake news law has been used against opposition politicians

Minister for Communications and Information S Iwaran said in Parliament on Monday (Jan 6) that it was "convergence, some might say an unfortunate convergence or coincidence". He was referring to the first few directions to correct falsehoods, issued under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and...

S Iswaran tells Sylvia Lim that she has “a very active imagination” for suggesting Pofma code will give PAP extra info on opponents’ strategy

During the sitting of Parliament on Monday (Jan 6), tensions were raised between Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran and Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, when the latter suggested that the Pofma Code of Practice for political advertisements would be a good way...

Rejected: States Times Review’s application to cancel fake news Correction Direction

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has rejected the application by States Times Review (STR) founder Alex Tan to cancel a Correction Direction issued to him in November last year. In a press statement on Friday (Jan 3), the Ministry of Home Affairs said...

Polish blogger: Is the SDP dishonest or just unbelievably incompetent?

A Polish blogger, Mr Michael Petraeus, who is known online as Critical Spectator, has taken the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) to task, accusing it of posting fake news. In a post on Friday (Jan 3), Mr Petraeus says the SDP has been “lying with charts”. Read...

MOM maintains that SDP published specific falsehoods, directs party to follow Pofma process

The Ministry of Manpower responded yesterday (Jan 2) to the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) statement calling for Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo to retract the POFMA Correction Directions she issued to the party last year (Dec 14) and issue an apology. Under Pofma, the Protection...