The correction order issued by the Singapore government is one of the tools it can deploy under the new Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Photo: Reuters The correction order issued by the Singapore government is one of the tools it can deploy under the new Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Photo: Reuters
The correction order issued by the Singapore government is one of the tools it can deploy under the new Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Photo: Reuters

Singapore invokes ‘fake news’ law for first time over politician’s Facebook post

  • The island state has demanded the opposition’s Brad Bowyer correct a post questioning the independence of state investment firms GIC and Temasek
  • The legislation received significant criticism before it was passed in May, but the government insists it is needed to prevent the spread of disinformation

Topic |   Singapore
The correction order issued by the Singapore government is one of the tools it can deploy under the new Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Photo: Reuters The correction order issued by the Singapore government is one of the tools it can deploy under the new Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Photo: Reuters
The correction order issued by the Singapore government is one of the tools it can deploy under the new Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Photo: Reuters
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