"A Targeted Correction Direction is a Direction issued to an Internet Intermediary ... whose service was used to communicate a falsehood that affects the public interest", the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office said in the statement. As such, these sites have been blocked by the IMDA.
In doing so, it misquoted Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam and gave a wrong impression of what he said about religion and politics in Parliament. The company has yet to comment on the case, though the STR's post remained published without amendments on Friday afternoon. The MHA had refuted this and said on Thursday that no one had been arrested or charged over the episode.
The post also claimed that the page had been taken down by the Government.
Facebook has previously said it was "concerned with aspects of the new law which grant broad powers to the Singapore executive branch to compel us to remove content they deem to be false and to push a government notification to users". "It was Facebook which removed the page on its own accord".
"The STR article also makes various other scurrilous allegations including on our elections process. The electoral system and its procedures are clearly spelt out in law, and apply to all political participants, regardless of affiliation", said MHA.
The 32-year-old Singaporean runs the States Times Review website and Facebook page.
It is an offence not to comply with a correction direction without a reasonable excuse.
In a defiant post on the Facebook page uploaded yesterday morning, the editor of STR said: "We have not received any request from the Australian Federal Police or the authorities to take down any article". Tan, who does not live in Singapore and says he is an Australian citizen, refused and authorities said he is now under investigation.
Most holiday shoppers prefer buying gifts online
This Black Friday, American Eagle stores put their new jean customization stations front and center in their mall locations. That's different from past year when Black Friday and Thanksgiving drew the majority of the crowds for the period.
Katherine Langford's 'Avengers: Endgame' cut scenes were too complicated for the film
But, in an interview with Vanity Fair , Avengers: Endgame co-writer Stephen McFeely said he thinks Marvel made a wiser call. In addition to this, Katherine's scene with Robert Downey Jr . had made Marvel fans cry and made others emotional.
Latifi to partner Russell at Williams for 2020 F1 season
Speaking about the announcement, Nicholas Latifi said; "I am thrilled to be stepping up as Race Driver for 2020". Here is what Latifi had to say about this opportunity, according to Formula 1 .
This is the second time POMFA has been invoked. The order to Facebook was the third one in a week, with earlier ones sent to the author of the post, Alex Tan, and an opposition party member on a separate issue. Bowyer has appended the correction notice to his post, including a link to the government website that states its position. The POFMA Office asked Facebook to intervene after Mr.
Despite the concerns, Singapore's government, which regularly faces criticism for curbing civil liberties, insists the legislation is necessary to stop the spread of damaging falsehoods online.
The correction notice was embedded at the bottom of the original post without any alterations to the text.
But the new Singapore law is the first to demand that it publish corrections when directed to do so by the government, and it remains unclear how it plans to respond to the order.
He said he is now studying the final implementation of the legislation and it's process and reserves his right to appeal.
It has argued that the law safeguards against abuse of power by allowing judicial reviews of government orders. However, Mr Shanmugam had also said, "I can not vouch for how a future government will act".
What is the fake news law?