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Singapore issues first correction request under 'fake news' law

SINGAPORE (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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