November 25, 2019 / 4:35 AM / 20 days ago

Singapore issues first correction request under "fake news" law

SINGAPORE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Singapore former opposition politician Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment funds following a government request, in the first use of a new “fake news” law.

A statement on an official Singapore government fact-checking website, seen by Reuters, said the post by Bowyer was false. Bowyer posted on Facebook on Monday confirming he had issued a correction notice. (Reporting by Fathin Ungku and John Geddie; writing by Joe Brock; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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