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[VACCINEWatch]: Is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine not HSA-approved?

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We came across this post on Facebook: The author of the post highlights how the last line of the screenshot states that the vaccine is an "unapproved vaccine that may…

Coping with Covid-19

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A year has passed since Singapore entered a lockdown to curb the transmission of the deadly novel coronavirus. For such a small city-state, it once recorded the highest number of…

Are “all sex crimes in Singapore” committed by individuals who came in via CECA?

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We came across this post on Facebook: The author of the post claims that he noticed that "all sex crimes in Singapore perpetrated by Ceca". For context, 'CECA' is the…

[VACCINEWatch]: Did individuals book their appointments based on a “wrong list” of vaccination centres?

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We came across this comment on Facebook: The comment was in response to an article on The Straits Times which mentions that members of the public are now able to…

Confidence poll in Singapore’s 4G leadership

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Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on 8 April (Thursday) he is stepping aside as leader of the ruling People's Action Party's 4th generation (4G) team. The unexpected…

[COVIDWatch]: Can vaccinated Singaporeans travel to Malaysia from 1 May 2021?

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We have updated the article to include news of the leaders of Singapore and Malaysia meeting on 4 May to discuss the reopening of borders, among other topics. - We…

Rediscovering Singapore

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In December 2020, vouchers worth $100 each were distributed to Singaporeans to help boost the country's tourism industry, hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Four months later, however, only a…

[VACCINEWatch]: Did a doctor suffer a brain haemorrhage after getting vaccinated?

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We came across this message being forwarded on WhatsApp: The content of the message is said to be taken from the Facebook page of an individual named Bun Ngok Fong,…

Freedom to protest

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Protests are rare in Singapore – in this tightly governed country, taking to the streets and harnessing the power of collective action to air grievances and make demands to the…

Was there a 22% increase in suicide cases in 2020?

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We came across this post on ex-presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian's Facebook page: In the post, he writes that there were 400 suicides in 2019, and that there was a…

Quick Poll: What exactly are NFTs?

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CNA938: “FactChecker” with Nicholas Fang

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Every Friday, Nicholas Fang joins the morning crew on CNA938 to bust some myths. Fact or fiction? Fake or legit? Watch these videos to find out more. 2 April 2021…