The Online Citizen

Pinterest vs Twitter vs Snapchat: What you need to know before investing in the IPO

by ValueChampion Interested in Pinterest’s upcoming IPO? Here is a comparative analysis of Pinterest, Twitter and Snapchat to help you assess whether you should invest. After Lyft’s highly anticipated IPO last week, the next tech “decacorn” that is up for listing is Pinterest, which has already made its S-1 filings public. In regards to evaluating Pinterest’s business model and its rumoured …

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Human Rights Watch: Governments and businesses around the world should call on Singapore to reject sweeping ‘Fake News’ bill

Proposed Law Would Excessively Restrict Online Freedom of Speech Singapore’s proposed law on “online falsehoods” is sweepingly broad and threatens to stifle discussion on websites worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should withdraw the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation bill, introduced in Parliament on April 1, 2019, and significantly revise it to comply with international protections for freedom of speech. …

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Have we lost our fights against fake news before we even begin?

by Joseph Nathan The announcement by PM on the proposed “Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill” at the CNA’s gala dinner has not been well received by many netizens. Many of them have been going online to slam this bill as just another political engineering by the PAP while some questioned the basis of its recommendation. It is true …

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Asian Internet Coalition expresses concern that proposed legislation on online falsehoods gives Singapore government full discretion over what is considered true or false

The Asian Internet Coalition has issued a statement in response to the introduction of the “Protection against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill” in parliament, expressing their concerns that the proposed legislation is giving the Singapore government full discretion over what is considered true or false. The statement reads as follow: The Asia Internet Coalition (“AIC”) supports the Singapore Government’s goals …

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A distraught caregiver and her lost cats

by Kirsten Han It’s late on a Friday night, close to closing time for most of the shops and restaurants in the area. Outside the Harbourfront Centre, a video is still playing on the big screen at the Singapore Heritage Festival, but the stalls have already begun winding down and packing up. Double-decker buses are roaring up the road to …

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