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[COVIDWatch]: Is Singapore going back into ‘lockdown’ from 18th September?

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We came across this message being forwarded on WhatsApp: The message states that it has been declared that Singapore will "go back into a state of lockdown (Heightened Alert)" from…

[COVIDWatch]: Do hospitalised vaccinated patients outnumber unvaccinated ones 4 to 1?

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This post emerged on Facebook on 7 September 2021: The author of the post claims that ‘something is not right’, with hospitalised vaccinated patients outnumbering unvaccinated ones by almost a…

[COVIDWatch]: Are these hawker centres closed today due to COVID-19?

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We came across this post on Facebook: The author of the post shares a long list of hawker centres in Singapore that would apparently be closed 'tomorrow' (13 September 2021,…

Singaporean reactions to National Day Rally 2021

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered this year's edition of the National Day Rally speech on 29 August 2021 and touched on topics related to race and religion, low-wage…

Are more than 40% of E-Pass, S-Pass and Work Permit holders Indian nationals?

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We came across this post on Facebook: The author claims that since 2005, more than 40% of employment pass, S pass and work permits were granted to Indian nationals. For…

Did this fatal assault on a security officer happen in Singapore?

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We came across this post being shared on Facebook: The author of the post shared two videos of what appears to be an individual violently assaulting a security officer. In…

Did this brawl happen at Changi Airport?

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We came across this video being circulated on WhatsApp: In the video, we see an individual making aggressive gestures at what appears to be airport staff. He is later seen…

Has the Malay translation of this MRT station’s name “been ignored again”?

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We came across this post on Facebook: The author shares what appears to be a photo of a signboard at the new Springleaf MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.…

[COVIDWatch]: Do individuals need to be vaccinated to see a doctor at a polyclinic from 1st Oct?

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We came across this post on Facebook: According to the author, their father was told that vaccines are compulsory if individuals want to see a doctor at a polyclinic come…

Did the recent ‘Havana syndrome’ incident happen at the US embassy in Singapore?

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We came across this post on Facebook: ' For context, US Vice-President Kamala Harris' flight to Vietnam from Singapore scheduled for 24 August was delayed by several hours due to…

[VACCINEWatch]: Can eating durian before or after getting the vaccination jab be fatal?

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Durian season is in full swing, and there is no doubt that many Singaporeans are indulging in the king of fruits. However, according to a recent fact-check by AFP, it…

In the era of fake news, can emotional skepticism be a double-edged sword?

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As the threat of fake news, otherwise known as misinformation or disinformation, continues to wreak havoc around the world, stakeholders have called for the development of a culture of emotional…