Fb corrects person’s put up beneath new Singapore faux information legislation

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. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photograph

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Fb (FB.O) mentioned 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 “faux information” legislation to guard freedom of speech.

“Fb is legally required to inform you that the Singapore authorities says this put up has false info,” the discover, which may very well be seen by some customers in Singapore, mentioned.

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

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

“As required by Singapore legislation, Fb utilized a label to those posts, which have been decided by the Singapore Authorities to include false info,” a spokesperson for Fb mentioned in an emailed assertion.

“As it’s early days of the legislation coming into impact, we hope the Singapore Authorities’s assurances that it’s going to not influence 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

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