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Fake News Being Spread About Brad Bowyer Leaving PSP

Last week, some dubious FB pages made posts alleging that a prominent Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member, Mr Brad Bowyer, had quit the party. However, our anonymous sources debunked such fake news from these FB pages about Brad Bowyer quitting the party.. In fact they reaffirmed he remains a valued PSP member. They explained that Brad Bowyer had deleted his FB fan page simply because he does not want to be in the limelight at this moment.

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Govt Only Use POFMA To Say Fake News, Should They State Facts To Show The Real News?

Govt Only Use POFMA To Say Fake News, Should They State Facts To Show The Real News?

But what about the Government themselves? Can they ever be issued with POFMA? After all, telling half truths and not the full facts is a common tactic used by governments the world over. So, to be better than the rest, why not the Singapore government come out with actual facts, with stats and reports to back up what they want to disprove, instead of just issuing Correction Orders?

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Ravi Philemon: 3 Instances Of POFMA Invoked, All Against Articles Critical Of Govt

Ravi Philemon: 3 Instances Of POFMA Invoked, All Against Articles Critical Of Govt

I am concerned that there have been 3 instances of Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) being invoked - all against articles critical of the government. My view is that POFMA was indeed passed ahead of a General Election which is looming. The Government has a track-record of enacting laws targeting online criticisms and ahead of elections for the last 10 years.

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Activists To Organize Event To Discuss POFMA, Is It More Harm Than Good?

A group of activists will be holding an event discussing the POFMA Bill and its impact on free speech in Singapore. Many people have been up in arms ever since the Bill was passed. Will it do more harm than good? Is it a means to curb fake news or is it only a tool to suppress free speech? What do you think?

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NMPs Propose Amendments To Fake News Bill, Want To Have Independent Council To Oversee Decision Makers

3 NMPs have filed a Notice of Amendment to the POFMA in which they outlined various improvements they want to see in the Bill. They proposed that the relevant Minister must explain why something is considered a falsehood and why certain actions have to be taken. They also suggested for an independent council to oversee the decision-making process so that online falsehoods can be countered better and fairer. The next Parliament sitting is on 6 May. Will the people in power bother to listen? Singaporeans will wait and see.

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PM Lee Says Fake News Must Be Curbed Before It Affects Society, Says Nothing About Charles Chong Spreading Rumours In Punggol

PM Lee Says Fake News Must Be Curbed Before It Affects Society, Says Nothing About Charles Chong Spreading Rumours In Punggol

PM Lee though, never mentioned anything about Charles Chong proclaiming that millions of dollars in WP accounts for the Punggol SMC went missing, and that was not substantiated with hard facts. In fact, since Charles Chong won back Punggol SMC, his claims had never been proven, nor had the new Punggol SMC management commenced any legal proceedings against the claims of loss money. So was this fake news, and if this is fake news, is Charles Chong getting away with it?

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Singaporeans Hold Hong Lim Park Speeches & Gather Signatures Against Fake News Bill, But Will They Make A Difference?

Singaporeans have expressed concerns over the proposed fake news law. Some will be taking part in an event at Hong Lim Park today while others have signed a document calling for the withdrawal of the bill. Everytime there are new changes, Singaporeans voice displeasure through petitions, speeches and discussions. Have conversations worked? Will they work? If the elites do not start listening to what people have to say, it is time Singaporeans wake up themselves and make a choice that will let us all be heard.

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Ho Ching Draws Flak And Ire For Suggesting Fake News Law Only Hurts Fake News Peddlers

Ho Ching Draws Flak And Ire For Suggesting Fake News Law Only Hurts Fake News Peddlers

The wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has drawn flak and anger from netizens in Singapore, for claiming that only people who likes to write fake news will be affected by the Fake News Laws that will soon make its debut in Singapore.

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Netizen Starts Petition Against Fake News Law In Singapore, Said It Stifles Freedom Of Speech

A netizen has started another petition against the fake news law in Singapore as it stifles freedom of expression in the country. Even if it is unfair, will starting a petition change things? Will people listen? What do you think?

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Prominent Blogger Andrew Loh Says New Fake News Law Makes Minister Final Arbiter Of Truth

Prominent Blogger Andrew Loh Says New Fake News Law Makes Minister Final Arbiter Of Truth

Prominent blogger Andrew Loh has called out on the fake news legislation, by indicating that once this law takes into effect, it will effectively place the Minister of Law as the most powerful, and crucially, the final arbiter of truth in Singapore.

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