THE BROAD VIEW

Of facts and falsehoods

VERY few, if any, Singapore laws attract global attention. One exception is the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMB), which has been severely criticised locally and abroad. Parliament will debate POFMB next week.

Whole-of-society approach needed against truth decay

THE threat of deliberate falsehoods, or more popularly "fake news", poses serious threats to the democratic wellbeing of societies. The marketplace of ideas increasingly suffers from truth decay, propagated online or offline, imperilling an already vulnerable information ecosystem....