Facebook flags user post in Singapore, under new 'fake news' law there

CNET | 11/30/2019 | CNET News staff
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Under a new "fake news" law in Singapore, Facebook has reportedly added a notice to a user's post there, saying it contains info the government maintains is bogus.

"Facebook is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information," says the notice, which was added to the bottom of the otherwise unaltered post, according to a Saturday report by Reuters. The news agency said the flagged post, from Nov. 23, contained accusations of election rigging.

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Facebook didn't immediately respond to CNET's request for comment, but in a statement to Reuters, a spokesman for the company said Facebook had added the notice "as required by Singapore law."

"As it is early days of the law coming into effect," the spokesman said in a statement to the news...
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