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Singapore tells Facebook to correct post, citing 'fake news' law

Social media giant ordered to run correction after author refuses to comply

Singapore said on Friday it had instructed Facebook to correct a post on its social media platform under its new "fake news" law.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The government of Singapore said Friday that it has required Facebook to publish a correction notice on a post that it says contains false statements. It is the first application of the country's new "fake news" law, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), against a social media company.

The direction comes after the publisher of the Facebook post refused comply with a similar order on Thursday.

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