Rubaashini Shunmuganathan

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

YouTube on Thursday said it disabled 210 channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The action by the Google-owned service came this week as Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city. “We disabled 210 channels …

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Despite being absurd, there are still members of public agreeing that PM Lee’s high salary is justifiable, even claim he is underpaid

On Wednesday (21 August), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife Ho Ching shared an article on her Facebook page titled “Why is the salary of Singapore’s Prime Minister so high?” by Seedly. In the caption accompanying the post, Madam Ho highlighted her view about her husband’s salary and the ‘clean wage system’ in the country. She wrote, “One big difference …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

by Johannes MYBURGH Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups started the blazes. Images of fires purportedly devouring sections of the world’s largest rainforest have gone viral on Twitter. #PrayforAmazonas is the top trending hashtag in the world on Wednesday, with more than 249,000 tweets. …

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SLA says Leong Sze Hian posted “deliberate untruth” and “half truths” over encroaching state land; LSH said he was just asking for advice and suggestions

Veteran blogger and human rights campaigner Leong Sze Hian took to his Facebook on Friday (16 August) to share e-mail screenshots of the replies between him and a Singapore Land Authority (SLA) officer. In his post, he asked for advice, suggestions or help from people after the SLA officer mentioned that the rear boundary wall and fence of his house …

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