RESEARCH | ANALYSIS | INTELLIGENCE | FACTCHECK

Information Operations in the Russo-Ukrainian War and Key Takeaways for Singapore

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What can Singapore learn from Ukraine’s experience with disinformation over eight years of war? The employment of disinformation leading up to and across the duration of the ongoing war in…

Did the Police “secretly” build a database of our DNA with nasal swabs?

| COVID-19, Crime, Government | No Comments
We came across this message on a Singapore-based Telegram group: The author of the message shares the link to an article published on The Straits Times' Facebook page. The article…

Is the United States FDA being sued for ignoring a petition calling for breast cancer warning labels to be put on cheese?

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We received this factcheck request on our website: The message asks if the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in fact being sued for ignoring a petition asking…

Singapore Confidence Barometer: Clouds on the Horizon?

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An Uncertain Forecast Like much of the world, Singapore is facing a number of concurrent challenges, and the approach we take in tackling these may well define our future. As…

Do these photos prove that climate change is just exaggeration by the media?

| Crisis and Disaster, Environment | No Comments
We came across this message being shared on a Singapore-based Telegram group: The message shares a meme which shows two photos of the Statue of Liberty, one purportedly taken in…

Did this crocodile attack happen on Changi Beach?

| Environment, Society | No Comments
We received a tip-off of this video being circulated on WhatsApp: In the video, we see a pack of wild dogs and a crocodile that seems to have emerged from…

Is the Singapore Police Force funded by ‘Big Pharma’?

| Government, Health | No Comments
We came across this message on a Singapore-based Telegram group: The author of the message claims that the SPF is paid by pharmaceutical companies ('Big Pharma') and thus arrests anyone…

Fowl play: Does one chicken at NTUC FairPrice cost $72.27?

| Lifestyle, Society | No Comments
After Malaysia had announced that it will halt chicken exports from 1 June due to a shortage in the country, both consumers and F&B business owners in Singapore have braced…

Did President Halimah Yacob ask Singaporeans to buy fish if chicken is too expensive?

| Local Politics, Society | No Comments
We came across this image being circulated on Telegram groups, local forum Hardwarezone, online publication The Independent, and on social media: A variation of the statement has also appeared on…

Did Putin really say this quote about GMOs and vaccines?

| Health, International Politics, Society, Vaccine | No Comments
We came across this message being forwarded on a Singapore-based Telegram group: The message shares an image of what appears to be a quote by Russian president Vladimir Putin. According…

Is there a link between monkeypox, shingles, and ‘vaccine injuries’?

| Health, Vaccine | No Comments
We came across this message on a Singapore-based Telegram group: The message includes a screenshot of what appears to be a news article published on CTV News titled "Health officials…

Did Singapore deport a Papuan governor?

| Government, International Politics, Society | No Comments
We received the following image from a tip on WhatsApp: The image seems to show the website of Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) translated into Bahasa Indonesia, overlaid with…