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Singapore orders Facebook to correct a user's 'anti-govt' blog post

Singapore is just one of many nations grappling with how to respond to propaganda and false information online

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The Singaporean government on Friday again invoked its recently enacted “fake news” law, this time ordering Facebook Inc. to publish a correction notice on a post made by an anti-government blog.

In the third such order in a week, an arm of the Ministry of Communications and Information instructed Facebook to correct a States Times Review post accused of using falsehoods to criticize the ruling People’s Action Party. The government had previously denounced the report that police had arrested a government whistle-blower and taken down information that exposed a plot to turn the affluent city into a Christian state.

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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 2:23 PM IST

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