Singapore lawmaker blasts Facebook over refusal to take down ‘false’ post


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  • Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

A Facebook billboard advert can be seen at Earls Court underground station in London, Britain, July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Files

SINGAPORE: A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Nov 20, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling for tougher regulations, which the social media firm has cautioned against.

The criticism follows Facebook’s refusal this month of a government request to remove an online article about the city-state’s banks and Malaysia’s scandal-linked 1MDB state fund, which the government said was false and malicious.

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