Spotlight on Facebook and other social media platforms over postings of alleged falsehoods

A falsehood on social media platforms can mislead and get thousands riled up in mere seconds.
A falsehood on social media platforms can mislead and get thousands riled up in mere seconds.ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

SINGAPORE - Facebook - what to do about it? A falsehood on Facebook and other social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Reddit can mislead and get thousands riled up in mere seconds.

Recent incidents of people allegedly using such platforms to spread fake news and disinformation have put the spotlight on them.

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