State media outlet The Straits Times was caught publishing fake news 2 times in the past week.
One of the fake news articles related to a woman whose “skirt” got caught in an escalator at Bugis.
Eager-eyed members of the public stepped in to correct the Singapore Press Holdings publication.
And in this instance, the newspaper hurriedly pushed “Breaking News” about a “hostage situation”, only for police to shoot down the misleading report.
And, now for one “semi-fake news” article that has to do more with language than content.
Straits Times published this forum letter, about SP Services not accepting “recurring” credit card payments from banks besides DBS.
Then, in the letter itself, it left in this part:
Which naturally led to many wondering what the hell is going on.
The Straits Times has launched an “English Masterclass course”, designed to help working adults improve their writing. If you think (after reading all this) that you’ll benefit, you can sign up and use your SkillsFuture credits to offset the course fee of S$499 per participant.