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DELIBERATE ONLINE FALSEHOODS

DELIBERATE ONLINE FALSEHOODS
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Venue : SPH Auditorium, SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994

Event Start Date : Wednesday 07 February 2018

Event End Date : Wednesday 07 February 2018

Event Start Time : 02:30 pm

Event End Time : 05:30 pm

Registration Start Date : Tuesday 30 January 2018

Registration End Date : Tuesday 06 February 2018

On 16 January 2018, the Singapore Parliament issued a press release stating that the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods - Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures (“Select Committee”) is inviting the general public to submit written representations on any matter falling within its Terms of Reference. 

The Select Committee has been appointed by the Singapore Parliament with the following terms of reference: 

To examine and report on: 

(a)   the phenomenon of using digital technology to deliberately spread falsehoods online;

(b)   the motivations and reasons for the spreading of such falsehoods, and the types of individuals and entities, both local and foreign, which engage in such activity;

(c)   the consequences that the spread of online falsehoods can have on Singapore society, including to our institutions and democratic processes; and

(d)   how Singapore can prevent and combat online falsehoods, including:

(i)    the principles that should guide Singapore's response; and

(ii)   any specific measures, including legislation, that should be taken.

 

The Select Committee is chaired by Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Reference materials

The press release is available on the Parliament website www.parliament.gov.sg or by clicking here

Facilitating this consultation paper session will be Dr Stanley Lai,SC, A&G, Zakir Hussain, Foreign Editor, The Straits Times and  Mr Gagan Puri, Navigant Consulting will be chairing this event.

 

PROGRAM 

2.30PM - REGISTRATION

3.00PM - INTRODUCTION BY GAGAN PURI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, NAVIGANT

3:10PM - PRESENTATION ON ONLINE FAKE NEWS BY DR STANLEY LAI, PARTNER, ALLEN & GLEDHILL

3.55PM - PRESENTATION BY ZAKIR HUSSAIN, FOREIGN EDITOR , THE STRAITS TIMES

4.10PM - OPEN HOUSE & PANEL DISCUSSION

5:00PM - NETWORKING AND COFFEE

5:30PM - END OF SESSION 

 

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