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Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law

Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law

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  1. Lmao. SG politicians have been shown to perpetuate fake news if it suits their narrative.

    See this piece of blatant fearmongering: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3tMcX3jh5I4

    What is emergency triage, lol

  2. The world needs media reform. You can see the chaos everywhere when you are allowed to take the facts and reverse them. That is not reporting, that is propaganda.

  3. Facebook has added a correction notice to a post that Singapore’s government said contained false information.

    It is the first time Facebook has issued such a notice under the city-state’s controversial “fake news” law.

    The note issued by the social media giant said it “is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information”.

    Facebook’s addition was embedded at the bottom of the original post, which was not altered. It was only visible to social media users in Singapore.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50613341) reduced by 86%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Facebook has added a correction notice to a post that Singapore's government said contained false information.

    > In an emailed statement to the BBC, Facebook said it had applied a label to a post "Determined by the Singapore government to contain false information", as required under the "Fake news" law.

    > Singapore's government invoked the law for the first time on Monday to order opposition politician Brad Bowyer to correct a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment funds.

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  5. So if a government passes a law to ensure it can control what is on social media, Facebook says okay.

    If the people want Facebook to label misinformation as such, Facebook says ‘fuck you’.

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