IDA to Toughen Stance on Facebook Posts, After Fake Degree Incident

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 6:14pm by Benita Aw

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Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority says it will take greater action to moderate comments on its Facebook page, in the wake of an incident where it hired a applications consultant who possessed a fake MBA.

It said that it will “actively moderate comments” on its Facebook post following the incident.

A netizen had posted on the IDA’s Facebook page, questioning why its hiring of Nisha Padmanabhan, despite her possessing a master’s degree that was bought from a degree mill.

The IDA had defended its recruitment process, saying it Padmanabhan based on her bachelor’s degree, and not her MBA.

Its response further angered netizens, who are now questioning whether IDA does proper checks on its job applicants before employing them.

Netizens further poked fun at the IDA, flooding it with job applications using fake degrees.

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