Tag: fake news

It’s fake, says CNA of viral tweet on closure of schools

THREAD: Saw the doctored image of a tweet sent by “CNA” on school closures due to the #NovelCoronavirus? It's fake. Many have shared it...

Malaysian journalist charged over China virus posts

A Malaysian journalist was charged Wednesday with causing public alarm with Facebook posts about the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, as authorities warned against...

Tan Chuan-Jin on fake Wuhan news: “This is not a political game that is...

Singapore -- The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, took to social media earlier on Wednesday (Jan 29) to call out netizens who spread...

AFP Fact Check: Novel coronavirus breeds global false claims

A deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands and spread around the world since emerging in China, has also spawned many false claims on...

Man arrested in Malaysia for spreading fake news about Wuhan virus

Petaling Jaya—A man was arrested in Bangi on Tuesday (Jan 28) for spreading false information about the novel coronavirus, also commonly known as the...

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...

Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty will not comply with correction notice by POFMA

SINGAPORE — Malaysian human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has refused to comply with Singapore's Protection From Online Falsehoods And Manipulation Act (POFMA)...

Government refutes allegations in articles about POFMA in SCMP, Bloomberg

Singapore—After articles about POFMA, (which is legislation put in place to battle online falsehoods), were published in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and...

NTU student cries wolf, makes false assault allegations

A student of Nanyang Technological University allegedly provided false information regarding an assault that happened on campus. NTU and the police are currently investigating the...

Ho Ching warns against articles “making up fake breathtaking quotes from me”

Fake Facebook advertisements claim that Temasek chief executive officer Ho Ching gave out money-making secrets during an interview for a "cryptocurrency trading programme". The scam...
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