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‘Fake news’: Why Facebook and twitter have been put on notice in Singapore

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Singapore’s health authorities have invoked a “fake news law” – in response to false COVID-19 claims being shared online.

As Ticker’s International Correspondent Jackson Williams reports, social media platforms will be required to carry a correction notice.

An Indian politician this week called for flights from Singapore to be cancelled – claiming a new Covid-19 strain had been found in the city-state

In a social media post – Delhi’s Chief Minister claimed the Singapore variant was “very dangerous for children”.

Only – no such strain actually exists.

Singapore’s Foreign Minister responded to the tweet.. declaring.. Politicians should stick to facts! There is no “Singapore variant”.

His ministry also issued a statement, expressing its disappointment “…that a prominent political figure had failed to ascertain the facts before making such claims.”

India’s central government has also distanced itself from the false claim, which has spread online.

Singapore’s Health Ministry has now issued a directive to Facebook and Twitter – ordering the social media platforms to carry a correction notice to users.

The order was issued under Singapore’s so-called fake news law, which came into force in 20-19

The financial hub is currently experiencing a spike in COVID-19 infections… leading to a return to tight restrictions – and the postponement of a travel bubble with Hong Kong

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Health experts are walking the nutritional path to a stronger immune system

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Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining a robust immune system and mitigating chronic inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, but when it becomes chronic, it can lead to serious health issues.

Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to discuss the relationship between #featured

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Nvidia surpasses Microsoft as the most valuable company in the world

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Nvidia has emerged as the world’s most valuable company, surpassing Microsoft with a market value of over $3.3 trillion.

This shift comes on the heels of Nvidia’s consistent growth in the semiconductor sector and its strategic advancements in artificial intelligence and gaming technologies.

This milestone marks a significant validation of Nvidia’s aggressive expansion and innovation strategies under CEO Jensen Huang, who has steered the company towards dominance in high-performance computing.

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Nintendo’s latest presentation showcased exciting revivals and fresh new titles for Q4

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Nintendo’s exciting 2024 lineup revealed following June Direct: revivals, new titles, and fresh takes.

From enhanced classics like Donkey Kong Country Returns HD to highly anticipated new entries such as Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo’s 2024 releases promise something for every gamer.

Emily Leaney from TeamRetro joins to unpack all the big announcements.

Follow the link here for the full presentation on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel.

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