Facebook takes down ‘Fabrications About the PAP’ pro-government page

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
·2-min read
(SCREENSHOT: Fabrications About the PAP page/Facebook)
(SCREENSHOT: Fabrications About the PAP page/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — “Fabrications About the PAP”, a pro-government page on Facebook, has been taken down by the social media giant due to violation of its policies.

A check on the page shows that the content on the page is not available at the moment. Several other accounts have also been taken down by Facebook, which did not specify their names.

In response to media queries, a Facebook spokesperson said, “These accounts were discovered during our ongoing proactive work to find and take action on accounts that violate our policies. This action is based on the behaviour of these accounts, not based on the content they posted.”

Facebook does not allow people to misrepresent themselves on its platform, use fake accounts, or engage in behaviours designed to enable other violations of its Community Standards.

It validates the authenticity of accounts where their behaviour indicates they may be misrepresenting themselves.

During the authentication process, the account owners will need to provide additional information in order to continue using Facebook. If the account owner fails the verification, or if Facebook determines that there is a violation of our policies, the account will be removed.

The page, set up by founder Jason Chua, is known for its posts praising the People’s Action Party and its policies, and slamming the opposition parties for their alleged shortcomings.

In 2017, Chua was issued a stern warning by the police for violating Cooling-Off Day regulations during the 2016 Bukit Batok by-election.

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