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New fake news law to come into effect from today

Singapore’s new fake news law takes effect today (October 2), under legislation of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma). Its rules and...

Criticism against netizen mounts a year after PAP MP accuses her of inciting discontentment...

Criticism against Facebook user Sephia Farid has continued more than a year after People's Action Party (PAP) parliamentarian Zainal Bin Sapari accused the netizen...

Fake news harms businesses and society as well: Industry leaders

Singapore — Industry leaders discussed the growing responsibility of both the media and businesses in combating fake news during a panel discussion at the...

Malaysia’s National Registration Department reports social media users for posting fake news

After Indonesia, now it is Malaysia's turn to face fake news regarding Chinese nationals who have been allegedly granted citizenship. Opponents to President Joko (Jokowi)...

Ongoing “gang war” in S’pore debunked by police as fake, urges public to verify...

Singapore – “If you see a group of Malays, walk the other way,” read a post circulating online about an alleged ongoing gang war in Singapore. Police...

Heng Swee Keat lodges police report over his photo being used in a Facebook...

Singapore—In the latest example of the names or images of Singaporean officials used in perpetrating online scams, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that...

PAP MP: Someone has deliberately circulated a falsehood following our Father’s Day walkabout

People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliamant (MP) for Moulmein-Cairnhill, Melvin Yong, took to social media on Sunday to debunk online falsehoods spread about...

Ho Ching warns of fake news in the form of manipulated videos

The Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, took to social media earlier today to...

Sri Lanka proposes new law on fake news after Easter attacks

Sri Lanka's government will introduce five-year jail terms for those caught spreading fake news and hate speech on social media, the government said Wednesday,...

Fakebook? Why the social media giant removed over 3 billion fake accounts in the...

San Francisco— Social media giant Facebook announced on May 23, Thursday, that it took down more than 3 billion fake accounts from October 2018...
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