I’m sure many people would be familiar by now with the government website Gov.sg/Factually. This is where corrections are been posted for the past four POFMA (Protection Against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act) correction directions which were issued.
Correction notices included in offending posts as ordered lead to a page on the site which lists out the statements the government has taken issue with and the corresponding corrections.
At first glance, one might assume that FActually Singapore is an official page for the Gov.sg/Factually site given the similar name and url.
However, if you look closely at the postings made on the Facebook page and the stance taken on certain issues, it would lead one to question whether the page is an official government site or not. Correction orders are posted on the site alongside press releases from various government entities as well as posts about various government schemes and projects.
Even former PAP MP, Inderjit Singh shared from the page.
So to be sure, TOC reached out to the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI) to check whether FActualy Singapore is indeed an official government page. The MCI confirmed that it is not.
The FActually Singapore Facebook and Intagram pages do not belong to the Singapore government and are not official social media accounts of the administration, said MCI.
Could it be because the FActually Singapore page supports the ruling party and attacks the opposition?