Tag: Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

PJ Thum releases a follow up submission to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

Obbana RajahYesterday, Dr Thum Ping Tjin released a follow up submission to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods.When he shared it on his Facebook page, it was accompanied by a few lines from a Broadway song 'Hurricane', where supposedly the main character Hamilton’s...

Petitioning for PJ Thum – An Open Letter

By: Obbana RajahThere has been an open letter addressed to the chairman of the Select Committee on fake news, MP Charles Chong, in the defence of Dr Thum Ping Tjin and academic freedom.Academics and professors from various universities around the world have signed the...

Netizens flame “bruised and bleeding” Han Hui Hui instead of offering support

Blogger Han Hui Hui found little support from netizens when she reported that she was left bruised and bleeding after she was forcibly removed from a hearing held by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods last week.Han, who attended the final day of...

Amnesty International condemns Singapore govt’s treatment of “peaceful human rights defenders” like Han Hui Hui

Amnesty International has strongly condemned the authorities' treatment of "human rights defenders" like Han Hui Hui at the recently concluded hearings conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods where some of those who submitted written submissions to the committee were invited to...

Calvin Cheng On The Case of Shanmugam v. Thum

By: Obbana RajahFormer Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to Facebook yesterday to offer his views on the almost 6-hour long discussion between Minister for Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam and Historian Thum Ping Tjin.Cheng started off his post by explaining...

The Hard Man of Singapore Politics

By Augustine LowTo say that K Shanmugam wields far-reaching influence is an understatement. He is a mover and shaker who pulls the strings, calls the shots and makes things happen.Shanmugam is conduit, conductor, mastermind, knuckle duster and sledgehammer all rolled in one. Has there...

Why the REACH survey tells Singaporeans they should disagree with 92% of themselves

By Howard LeeAt the Parliamentary hearing for the Select Committee on fake news held in the evening of 27 March, a panel of individuals comprising Vice-President of human rights group MARUAH Ngiam Shih Tung, chief editor of The Online Citizen Terry Xu, freelance journalist...

Select Committee: Rachel Er on absolute truth

So were the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods’ hearings a good chapter in Singapore’s political development or a sham? No, they were necessary.A 10-member parliamentary committee spent time sifting through 170 written representations and another eight days spread over three weeks listening to...

Has Singapore ever been affected by fake news?

By: Vernon Chan/The concept of fake news can be challenged by applying various strands of communications theory from both journalistic practice and academia which have been surveyed earlier on this blog. Most of these theorists have been dead for decades, and still their models survive scrutiny...

Law Minister Shanmugam and historian Thum Ping Tjin clash over Operation Coldstore, Hock Lee bus riots for 6 hours

Historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin found himself embroiled in a heated exchange with Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam over Operation Coldstore and the Hock Lee bus riots, as he appeared before the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods on the final day of hearings...