Fake News Include Fake No News?

I refer to Parliament’s studying how to legislate “fake news”.

The presumption of labelling news “fake” is that untruths or half-truths are told that have adverse effects; hence the felt need to censor. But news can also be faked to achieve what authorities regard as welcome effects. Are such being considered too for censor? More, news can be suppressed, offering only partial reportings of happenings, both to better and worse effects suited to propagandist aims.

Will such “fake No News” be treated also?

 

Dr Tan Tai Wei

 

 

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20 Responses to “Fake News Include Fake No News?”

  • Bapak:

    If a person is dishonorable but his PLPs keep writing and praising him as world most honorable man, is this fake news?

    If paper generals cannot perform, but government keep praising them including volunteering for the job, is this fake news?

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  • Selective News Reporting:

    Selective news reporting, like untruths and half-truths, are worse than fake news!

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  • HarderTruths:

    In $G, fake news = censorship
    No difference. Wait and see.

    The pappies are scared shitless of the power in Alternative Media.

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  • N.Jungne:

    News is news, if not to my advantage, I can call it fake

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  • Salary of Mdm Ho ching:

    Mr K Shamugam – to prevent fake news . Tell us how much Mdm Ho Ching is paid for salary. What is the bonus given her last year 2017. It is taxpayer’ money, the public Accountants and state Auditors want to know too. If all above board why too scare to tell Singapore. Tell us and it will be public knowledge and not hidden. Over to u
    Mr K Shamugam.

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  • simple:

    Hello!!…what they want you to read is always classified as the truth!!
    What they don’t want you to read, those critical of the PAP or G or their failed policies are considered fake news!!

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  • oxygen:

    PAPpys TELL US FOREIGNERS CREATE JOBS FOR SINKIES but they didn’t tell you that millions of foreigners displaced hundred of thousands of jobs held by Sinkies and a few thousands new job for Sinkies.

    They also tell us that CPF pays better than bank interest BUT THEY DIDN’T TELL US THAT CPF bank is not a safe place to put our money in but banks is protected of losses for $50K for each account name. They also silent on CPF does not allow your money to be return until 65 and even then in bits and pieces till you hit mortality. Banks allows you to withdraw any amount up to your credit balance any time without a single question ask. PAPpy is ALL FAKE NEWS.

    There are countless more of scams – all touted as beneficial to peasants. ALL LIES.

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    SG has a population of discerning, attentive and savvy readers, so the islands range of news, is more extensive and expansive, than most.

    It has, …….. fake news, propogated news, useless news, manipulated news, distorted news, waste of space news, self GOVappreciation news, self GOVcommending news and not worth the shit paper it’s printed on news.

    Ensuring that the readers, followers and numpties in SG remain totally mislead, hoodwinked and fleeced, which is their natural state !!!
    ***
    *****

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  • JacobAbraham:

    The omission, withholding ,hiding,
    concealment of certain
    pertinent truths is FAKE NEWS !

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  • rukidding:

    If you people don’t know how to appreciate the POWER OF YOUR VOTE …..then you, your family,…your next generation will “suffer” because everything “they” don’t like…..”they” can easily come out with “funny and ridiculous” reasons !

    So,…now its “fake news”

    So,…Indian Muslim is also same as Malay Muslim ???

    So,…major corruption can be “conditional warning” ????

    So,…all the useless PLps can be obscenely paid …as long as they keep saying “YES” and “SUPPORT” same Gang while “whack” whatever good, true suggestions and questions that are raised by oppositions ???

    So,..these are qualities identical of any Pimps and prostitutes ( P.a.p. )

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  • opposition dude:

    Why aren’t the following labelled fake news?

    - HDB flats are affordable

    - You own your HDB flat

    - Singapore has no corruption

    In PAP’s own definition, fake news by them is not fake. It’s just creatively reported.

    Fake news by anyone not from PAP is 1000000000000000000% fake.

    Ta dah!

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  • LIONS:

    Fake news?
    Whats that compared to FAKE GOVT?!

    So many elderly homrless shivering in cold weather n lee ah long thinks he is a great PM?

    This vain pot needs a kick on his asrse!

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  • Merobok:

    So long as news emitted by the ST and main media speaks good about everything to do with the Govt and the PaPigs,even though it may be untrue, it is genuine news!

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  • omnitaufoo:

    Government thinks Singaporeans are stupid, unable to discern what is real from fake. Typical arrogant posturing from the MIW! We know lots of fake news coming from certain quarters everyday!

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  • Greedy Evil Corrupt PAP:


    All sites that critized or pointed out the evil doings of the PAP regime are labeled fake news. The dictatorship does not want the citizens to extract accountability from the government. They want absolute power so that they have unfettered power to corrupt, steal and lie.

    If the regime wants credibility, then the pigs will have to earn it and stop faking and wayanging, by telling truths and demonstrating honesty, which is an incredibly easy thing to do that the pigs find so hard.

    These pigs can start by returning all the monies they have stolen by paying themselves astronomical salaries. Removing all arse lickers and useless dummies in parliament. Send corrupt officials to jail. resolve All outstanding corruption issues that were brushed aside or whitewashed. Remove all inexperience beholden dogs from the helm in government and related institutions.

    Needless to say, The pigs will find it difficult to reverse the shitholes they started and will continue the path of destruction of this country.

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  • In opacity evils lurk:

    If any matter concerning the public and hence the nation is done in the dark, strange illogical happening happens in the open. Uneasiness leading to suspicion and fear nuceate in the mind of those affected. The few vocal will in their honesty question but being in the minority just like real talents and idiots are always theinority. But if this vocal minority is shunned and treat as noises of the environment and ognored. Then ot will not just the vocal minority, the whole populace alerted, why the powerful minority is so frightened to keep the information requested by the vocal minority who they come to identify as their spokeperson(s). Fear leads to speculation and the vocal minority report it. Speculation logically can be right or wrong but invariably it will generate uneasiness to fear among the powerful minority lurking in darkness. The presence of plps aggravate the situation further darken the situation. So irrational behavior and happenings surfaces. Wrong speculation if reported are fake news in absolue terms. Correct speculations reported are true news but the evidence are kept in darkness but creating fears and fears create more irrational behaviour leading to more speculation now perhaps closer to the truth. If among the powerful minority lurking in darkness, there is a spark of real talent with common sense that continued suppression in the open entually will explode and the effect is effectively sucidal. So that spark in scarcity leaks and the fire simmers but transient. So the cycle resumes invariably on more idiots than wise. Fake news is now becoming a political tool of evil. It will be a sheep skin for the axxholes lurking in the dark. It is a miracle as the people of the world finds fake news transforming into shocking truth in those real sxxxhole nations which are real wolves in sheepskin. Ever heard of the cliche of Thief shout catch thieft or 賊喊捉賊。Civilization is sr urely heading steadily in this direction.

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  • Ali Baba:

    News that are not wholesome and is partial or twitted are fake news, eg: Minister Indranee answered to WP questions in Parliament on KOM corruption. The law Minister himself, ‘Siem’ and hide away, but come to fault WP, a row of Ministers and all the ‘Chiak Liow Bee’ rush to pin the opposition down. That’s uniquely PAP culture.,

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  • Another tool to wield:

    Using ISA in democracy based on the tenet that a man is not guilty until proven (meaning evidence of guilt) is a criminal act cargeable in Court based on democratic principle otherwise claiming democracy is tentative to lying and reporting it is fake news. Would fake news fades into another tool for the BIW/MID to wield in the darkness. Evidence of proof of fake news are to lay bare the truth if not it is just another ISA, a tool of crime against democracy.

    But of course in plpism, truth is what when the lp says so. So fake may be true and truth may be fake in the world of plps just as plp is honoured and vocal loyalists bashed. Stealth becomes entitlement. Wherever there is darkness where evils lurk, there will always be fakes and truth interchageability just as when there is greed in the blood nothing is enough. Isn’t why the phrase Come clean. If it is clean, why need it to come. Only in darkness, come clean is relevant
    Logically means fake vaporises in transparency not in opacity regradless faker or faked.

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  • "Fake News" - definition?:

    Pappy – “Fake News” any news NOT stamped for approval by the MIWs. . .
    -
    Ownself check ownself – Indeed !!! :(

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  • Dillion:

    “Fake news” is Donald Trump and the alt-right war cry.

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