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Society
September 24, 2020

Is this Facebook user a Vice President at UOB?

We came across this post on Facebook page My Grandfather's Road: The post comes with…
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Education
September 17, 2020

Is SIA retrenching locals but sponsoring foreign students?

We have updated the article with a statement from Singapore Airlines (SIA) regarding the scholarship.…
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Society
September 17, 2020

Did this shooting incident happen in Yishun?

We have been alerted to a graphic video posted on Instagram by user @singapore.wanted. Viewer…
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Transport
September 16, 2020

Is this an unmarked, “fully armed” Traffic Police car?

We have added Singapore Police Force's clarification. We have added ComfortDelGro's clarification on the purpose…
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Health
September 10, 2020

Are all Singaporeans now eligible for the blue CHAS card?

We came across this post on Facebook group #FakeNews Singapore. The post shared a screenshot…
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Will the introduction of 5G networks lead to higher cases of cancer?

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We came across this post on Facebook group Concerned Citizens Band Together for a better Singapore: In the post, the author claims that the introduction of a 5G telecommunications system…

Is this Facebook user a Vice President at UOB?

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We came across this post on Facebook page My Grandfather's Road: The post comes with two screenshots, one of which is a Facebook profile of an individual named Amit Verma…

Is SIA retrenching locals but sponsoring foreign students?

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We have updated the article with a statement from Singapore Airlines (SIA) regarding the scholarship. We have also updated the rating from likely false to false. - We came across…

Did this shooting incident happen in Yishun?

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We have been alerted to a graphic video posted on Instagram by user @singapore.wanted. Viewer discretion is advised. The footage showed two armed assailants approaching a man at what appears…

Is this an unmarked, “fully armed” Traffic Police car?

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We have added Singapore Police Force's clarification. We have added ComfortDelGro's clarification on the purpose of the equipment. - We have been alerted to this image being circulated on WhatsApp:…

Are all Singaporeans now eligible for the blue CHAS card?

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We came across this post on Facebook group #FakeNews Singapore. The post shared a screenshot of what seems to be a WhatsApp message: The text in English claims that "everyone…

[COVIDWatch]: Is the S’pore Government giving out S$5,000 in Relief Funds?

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We have been alerted to this message being circulated on WhatsApp: The message states that "the Government has finally approved" and will be giving out S$5,000 in "Relief Funds" to…

Are mirrors installed at HDB void decks to prevent bicycle theft during 7th month?

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We came across this post on Facebook page Fake News - Singapore: https://www.facebook.com/FakeNewsSingapore/posts/2744968889057692?__cft__=AZWBv6cTyrBXZ0KulQVOt5JAOxYOa3xr4fY_2eRQ-88tU0yIKdwlk0E6HHX9jtaS3f68fwP0K1QC7ALLp9JB-h30L9MWXLM8MTcaHosn9plGslGZbqpNB8xoWrM34aoSUpNp2ZTKgr5m0bj-nCi4HCn9CR1A1Mk38xDqG1e26RLyhYAYSAiDgoPjFh82x4frUJtHZij4YGb1NekLHx5l5Fke&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R The photo in the post shows what looks to be a mirror placed in front of a…

Another instance of favouring foreign students for scholarships over Singaporeans?

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We have been alerted to this post on Facebook group Concerned Citizens Band Together for a better Singapore: In the post, we see the author sharing another Facebook user's post…

Preferential treatment for Chinese students on scholarships?

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A post claiming that Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) practices preferential treatment towards foreign students has appeared on Facebook group Concerned Citizens Band together for a better Singapore: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=180960330135669&set=gm.1717466148431044&type=3&theater&ifg=1 The…

[COVIDWatch]: Did Singapore ban the sales of food products from the US?

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In this piece, we visit a claim that we explored last month, but has reemerged recently. This time, in a different country. For context, we came across a tweet in…

Smart cities: Moving into the future with AI

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