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Singapore Herald banned by IMDA for refusing to remove objectionable articles

The Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) has blocked independent news site, Singapore Herald, for failing to comply with their order to remove several ‘objectionable’ articles. According to an article on Singapore Herald, the IMDA had issued the ban on the site for failing to remove 8 articles that ‘contain serious and egregious misrepresentations of Singapore’s position in the ongoing …

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Nas of Nas Daily is starting his own company in San Francisco next year

Isreali Facebook blogger Nas Daily started with a simple challenge: make one video a day for 1000 days. In a short time, Nas’ daily one-minute videos became a hit, garnerning millions of views only hours after being uploaded and shared over thousands of times by viewers all around the world. Part of the draw is that he films all around …

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Nas Daily loves Singapore’s new smoking ban in Orchard Road

Social media vlogger Nas Daily is back at it with another video on Singapore, this time praising the islands strict smoking ban. The one-minute video shows an enthusiastic Nas talking about Singapore upcoming smoking ban is the Orchard Road area, one of Singapore’s most popular shopping districts. Earlier this year, Nas found himself in hot soup after releasing a few …

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ST’s misleading headline tantamount to defamation as well?

According to news reports, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sued long time blogger Leong Sze Hian (Leong) over a Facebook (FB) post whereby Leong shared an article published by Malaysian online news media, TheCoverage.my. The article alleged that Singapore and Lee were targets of an investigation in relation to the now infamous 1MDB scandal. The contents of Malaysian article was …

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Filipino news site Rappler and CEO Maria Ressa indicted for tax evasion in an attempt to silence independent media

Philippines independent news site Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa were formally indicted last week for tax evasion, a move that many consider to be politically motivated and designed to silence independent media in the Philippines. Rappler has long been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs that has shocked audiences around the globe. The death toll from …

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Is the States Times Review editor having a case of dissociative identity disorder?

It’s a curious case, this whole STR and Singapore Herald business. On 9th November, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) asked for service providers to restrict access to the States Times Review website for publishing an article linking Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the 1MDB investigations. After refusing to remove the article, and a failed attempt by the IMDA …

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Pointing the finger at FB is akin to a spoilt child throwing toys

As the Singapore government appears to continue to wage war against "fake news", a potential fracas has arisen in relation to Facebook's (FB) refusal to remove a certain post by The States Times Review that is allegedly "fake news". In response to FB's refusal, the government has declared that FB's stance has showed that the social media platform "cannot be …

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