On Facebook

In what ways can netizens help to curb the problem of fake news sites and the spread of misinformation and disinformation?

The buck stops with me. Do not share it; even delete it if you can.

Harry Chia

If the article is too good to be true, or if it makes you doubt it, google it.

If it is legit, most reputable news sites would have published it.

Ong Zun Kai

Excluding editorial and opinion pieces, if you are talking about real versus fake news, the key is always to check.

Real news will always be followed up by several news media outlets.

Otherwise, use your common sense. When something is too crazy/good to be true, then it probably is.

Jimmy Beany

Fake news sites survive because they feed the need for alternative or balanced information, which some people feel isn't being presented by the mainstream news sources.

Theo De Roza


Is it worthwhile to continue to host the Singapore Grand Prix? What are the pros and cons for Singapore to hold the event?

$150 million in incremental tourism receipts minus $150 million in staging costs - that's not much value.

There are other avenues we can spend this money on that will have better and more tangible economic multiplier effects.

Victor Wee

What we hoped to achieve with F1, we have. It is time to call it quits.

Seo Pu Seo Kan

If we hope to retain our top destination standing, then we should never stop promoting ourselves on a global scale - and the F1 is one of the best for this purpose.

Johnny Tan

Since Malaysia is giving up, Singapore should not, to capture the Malaysian fans.

But... we should renegotiate the deal because without the SG edition, the whole F1 is basically not as exciting.

Tan Ming Cheong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2016, with the headline 'On Facebook'. Print Edition | Subscribe