Singapore corrects posts under ‘fake news’ law

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first_imgSilhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO Seeking to stir support ahead of aparliamentary election expected within months, the Singapore Democratic Party(SDP) posted articles in recent months on its website and Facebook, arguingthat an increasing number of white-collar workers were losing their jobs. The Ministry of Manpower ordered theSDP to place a correction notice on these posts because it said jobs forprofessionals, managers, executives, and technicians had been steadily risingsince 2015. SINGAPORE – A Singapore oppositionparty has corrected online posts critical of the government following an orderby the labor ministry under a new “fake news” law that rights groups said wasbeing used to chill dissent. The government said the city-state isvulnerable to misleading and inaccurate news because of social sensitivitiesarising from its mixed ethnic and religious population, and widespread internetaccess.(Reuters)last_img

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