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83% of Singaporeans prefer independent body to assess online falsehoods: survey

Over 80 per cent of Singaporeans believe that setting up an independent body to review reported cases of deliberate online falsehoods would be a better alternative than leaving the assessment to government ministers, according to a new poll commissioned by Yahoo News Singapore. In the survey conducted by market research consultancy Blackbox Research from 20-29 April this year, 889 Singaporeans were given a statement that read: “An alternative idea suggested by some people is to set up an independent body to review reported cases of fake news instead of leaving it to ministers.” An overwhelming 83 per cent of them answered “yes”, while 17 per cent replied “no”. For more on this story, click here.