Fake News is What the Singapore Governm…

The Singapore government’s first use of its new law against “fake news” raises a critical question about the country’s definition of news and the relationship of news to demonstrable facts. Opposition politician Brad Bowyer was ordered by Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat to make a “correction” to a posting on his Facebook page which was alleged to have smeared the reputation of the Government Investment Corporation (GIC) and Temasek, also a government investment company, by making “false and misleading statements.”

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