Singapore mentioned on Friday it had instructed Fb to problem a correction on a publish on the social media platform below its new pretend information regulation, after the person declined a authorities request to take action.
Singapore ordered blogger Alex Tan on Thursday to right a publish on the Fb web page of a weblog known as the States Instances Evaluation that carried accusations of election rigging, saying they have been “false” and “scurrilous”
Tan, who doesn’t reside in Singapore and says he’s an Australian citizen, mentioned in a subsequent publish he wouldn’t adjust to the Asian city-state’s request.
On Friday, the workplace administering the regulation, know because the Safety from On-line Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), mentioned it had “instructed” Fb to problem the correction after Tan’s “non-compliance”, including it had “commenced investigations in opposition to Tan”.
Fb didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, and Tan’s publish was unchanged at 11.30 a.m. native time.
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