Daily Archives: 2018-07-05

The law “should not play favourites” when it comes to legislation regarding fake news: media studies academic

Dr Cherian George, professor of media studies at the journalism department of Hong Kong Baptist University and a former journalist of The Straits Times in Singapore, has expressed concerns over the potential of misuse of legislation targeting the spread of fake news in the hands of the government. Speaking at a panel discussion on fighting fake news at the East West International Media …

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Government statement on social policies contain no data to back up claims

Ms Karolyn Poon, Press Secretary to the Minister for Social & Family Development has issued a statement defending Singapore’s policies and programmes in education, healthcare, housing, skills training, employment and social support which she claims have uplifted the majority of Singaporeans, while providing additional support for the low-income. The government has every right to issue its own statements and put forth …

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