A WhatsApp message is circulating warning people “not to talk about politics/present situation about Government/PM etc”, or else they will face “arrest without warrant
The message in full reads:
“Don’t forward any posts or videos etc, you receive regarding politics/present situation about Government/PM etc. Police have put out a notification termed .. Cyber Crime … and action will be taken… just delete… inform your friends and others too. Writing or forwarding any msg on any political and religious debate is an offence now…. arrest without warrant. This is very serious, please let it be known to all our groups and individual members as group admin can be in deep trouble. Please take note of this seriously.”
Opposition members like Goh Meng Seng were very quick to turn the unverified information and use it for his personal political agenda, spreading the fear further.
All we had to do was GOOGLE and we found out that the message was actually from INDIA and already circulating in 2016.
Most hoaxes or ‘fake news’ are actually ‘news ‘ from other countries and may be reported years ago. All the person had to do was to replace a few words and make it seem like it was referring to Singapore.
Do your part the next time you see such ‘dubious’ news – Do not share it.