The Facebook page of the State Times Review.

Singapore orders Facebook to comply with fake news law and ‘correct’ dissident’s post

  • The Lion City demands social media giant correct a post by Australia-based blogger Alex Tan Zhi Xiang on his ‘States Times Review’ page
  • The development potentially sets up a showdown between the Singapore government and Facebook
Topic |   Singapore

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The Facebook page of the State Times Review.
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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
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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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