Authorities in Singapore ordered the social network to label the post about the detention of a public figure as false.
Facebook marked the post for the first time with the tag “inaccurate information”. This is stated in a note to the material posted online by the opposition edition of the States Times Review. In accordance with the law, Facebook reports that the Singapore government calls this publication a fake,” the statement reads. Social.
According to a statement from the local government watchdog overseeing the enforcement of the Anti-Fake Information and Manipulation Act, Facebook and some other Internet platforms have had technical problems the government’s immediate compliance, but all of them have pledged to cooperate with the authorities.”
The day before, the Singapore authorities demanded that Facebook publish edits to one of the posts posted recently by the local opposition publication, which was the first time that such a warning was issued by an Internet platform. The watchdog has required the author of the States Times Review to amend the material, which alleges that a public figure who had previously exposed the country’s ruling party was under investigation and Arrested. Representatives of the Interior Ministry refuted this information.
Recall, October 2 in Hong Kong came into force the law on combating false information Document provides the government with the means to control the false information spread on the Internet, which is a short time can cause serious damage. The maximum fine is 1 million sings. dollars ($738,000) and imprisonment for up to 10 years.
Human rights activists called the law the largest in terms of restrictions, which poses significant risks to freedom of speech and can have serious consequences not only for Singapore but for the whole world.
The other day, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Law on the Protection of Human Rights and Democracy in Hong Kong, as well as a document prohibiting the supply of certain police equipment to Hong Kong.