Select Committee to study deliberate online falsehoods formed

Select Committee to study deliberate online falsehoods formed

Channel NewsAsia·2018-01-11 13:05

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SINGAPORE: The Committee of Selection in Parliament has picked the members comprising the Select Committee set up to study deliberate online falsehoods, Deputy Speaker Charles Chong revealed on Thursday (Jan 11). 

It will be chaired by Mr Chong and comprise Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and for Education Janil Puthucheary, Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee, Members of Parliament Rahayu Mahzam, Seah Kian Peng, Sun Xueling and Edwin Tong, as well as Worker's Party MP Pritam Singh and Nominated Member of Parliament Chia Yong Yong.

Parliament voted unanimously on Wednesday to set up the Select Committee to examine the problem of deliberate online falsehoods and to recommend strategies to deal with them.


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