Fb corrects person’s put up underneath new Singapore pretend information regulation

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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop computer customers are seen subsequent to a display projection of Fb emblem on this image illustration taken March 28, 2018. Information/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Picture

SINGAPORE (Information) – Fb (FB.O) stated on Saturday it had issued a correction discover on a person’s put up on the request of the Singapore authorities, however urged for a measured method to the implementation of a brand new “pretend information” regulation to guard freedom of speech.

“Fb is legally required to let you know that the Singapore authorities says this put up has false data,” the discover, which might be seen by some customers in Singapore, stated.

The correction discover was embedded on the backside of the unique put up with none alterations to the textual content, but it surely couldn’t be seen by different customers inside and out of doors the nation.

The Singapore authorities stated on Friday it had instructed Fb to publish a correction discover on a Nov. 23 put up.

“As required by Singapore regulation, Fb utilized a label to those posts, which had been decided by the Singapore Authorities to include false data,” a spokesperson for Fb stated in an emailed assertion.

“As it’s early days of the regulation coming into impact, we hope the Singapore Authorities’s assurances that it’s going to not impression free expression will result in a measured and clear method to implementation.”

Reporting by Fathin Ungku and John Geddie; Enhancing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and Richard Pullin