What is POFMA?
POFMA is the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act. It is also commonly known as Singapore’s Fake News legislation. The law came into effect on 2 October 2019.
Overviews of the POFMA legislation can be found here:
- POFMA in the Singapore Statutes
- Singapore Legal Advice’s Guide to POFMA
- Academia.sg’s overview of POFMA’s news coverage and their statements on POFMA
What is POFMA’ed?
POFMA’ed is a dataset which aims to record every instance of the use of this legislation, for reference by academics, media practitioners and the general public. The data will be updated continually.
This dataset was last updated on 16 May 2020.
This dataset began as part of a discourse analysis research assignment for my university. I have published it online because I believe it might be of interest to others who, like me, were searching for more information on the legislation’s use. As a student, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for improving this dataset.
This dataset is maintained by Teo Kai Xiang. If you have any comments, corrections, or suggestions, please direct them to POFMAed@gmail.com. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.