Tag: Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

Are Singapore’s fake news public hearings a waste of time?

By Vernon ChanSingapore's Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods have concluded hearing testimonies from the public.It is tempting to dismiss the proceedings as a prelude to new laws against free speech online. But it is more profitable to suss out the complexities, competing agendas, inconsistencies, and...

New “oppressive” laws are an indication that the PAP is “readying itself to crack down on dissent” – SDP

The Singapore Democratic Party has asserted that the ruling party is "readying itself to crack down on dissent as the people become wiser to its ways and see how its leadership and, hence, governance of Singapore have deteriorated in recent years" in a recent statement,...

We may survive fake news but not sterility

Are we heading for safer, brighter days or darker ones on the journey to being a truly First World nation? If we take a wrong turn following the Select Committee’s hearings on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, we may sour up whatever we may have achieved...

Former TRS editor who now runs ramen stall “terribly disappointed” that PAP Policy Forum holds “unfair” views about him, even after jail term

One of the founders of the now-defunct The Real Singapore (TRS) website, Yang Kaiheng, has lamented that he is unable to move on with his life, even after he served a jail term for publishing supposedly seditious articles on his website, as he believes that the...

Is there more to Shanmugam’s ‘interrogation’ of Facebook exec than what meets the eye?

A Singaporean writer has offered that Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam's 3-hour questioning of a local Facebook executive might just be a smokescreen.The writer comments come as videos of the heated exchange between the Minister and Facebook's vice-president of public policy for...

“It would be a great disservice to Singaporeans if we were biased” – ST editor Warren Fernandez tells Select Committee on online falsehoods

Senior editors of The Straits Times and Mediacorp addressed the parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods (DOFs) today and said that it does mainstream media outlets no justice to be pro-Government since the public have a wider variety of new sources, in today's age of...