Singapore issues first correction request under ’fake news’ law

Singapore issues first correction request under ’fake news’ law

Singapore politician Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment firms, in the first use of the country’s new ’fake news’ law. Bowyer used ’false and misleading’ statements alleging the government influenced decisions made by state investors firms. Bowyer placed a correction notice with a link to the government statement.

Simone
Simone
porcus
porcus 5 months

Well-intentioned law is going to be abused at some point to censor information that the State doesn't want known.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 5 months

Yikes.

Hannibal
Hannibal 5 months

Censorship is the tool of cowards uncomfortable on the throne. The truth isn't up to the determination of bureaucrats.

Rocky
Rocky 5 months

Or someone could have just directly refuted the information in the post😲🤔

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 5 months

A healthy understanding of Singapore's authoritarian roots is helpful in getting your head around this.

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