Correction Directions Under the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 To Address Falsehoods Published by Singapore Eye, Gutzy Asia and The Online Citizen Asia
The Minister for Manpower has instructed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office to issue Correction Directions to Singapore Eye, Gutzy Asia and The Online Citizen Asia in relation to articles and posts made on 12 and 13 October 2023. In their articles and posts, they had falsely claimed that a woman who had fallen off a building in Yishun and died was a Filipino migrant domestic worker or a Filipino worker.
2 Gutzy Asia, The Online Citizen Asia and Singapore Eye will be required to publish the correction notice on their website and online platforms.
3 For the facts of the case, please refer to the Factually article “Corrections regarding a false statement of fact in articles and social media posts published by Singapore Eye, Gutzy Asia and The Online Citizen Asia on 12 and 13 October 2023” at https://www.gov.sg/article/factually161023.