r/technology – Singapore Orders Facebook, Twitter To Issue Correction On Virus Variant


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Singapore on Thursday ordered Facebook and Twitter to carry a correction notice to users of the social media platforms in the country over what it says is a false statement about a new virus variant originating in Singapore.

The ministry of health said it was aware of the statement circulating online on media outlets and social media platforms, which implied that a new, previously unknown variant of COVID-19 originated in Singapore and risked spreading to India from the city-state.

A prompt on users’ Facebook news feeds linked to a government website that said there was no new ‘Singapore’ variant of COVID-19.


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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 65%. (I’m a bot)


Singapore on Thursday ordered Facebook and Twitter to carry a correction notice to users of the social media platforms in the country over what it says is a false statement about a new virus variant originating in Singapore.

The ministry of health said it was aware of the statement circulating online on media outlets and social media platforms, which implied that a new, previously unknown variant of COVID-19 originated in Singapore and risked spreading to India from the city-state.

A prompt on users’ Facebook news feeds linked to a government website that said there was no new ‘Singapore’ variant of COVID-19.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Singapore#1new#2COVID-19#3variant#4issue#5

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