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Old 04-04-2019, 08:22 PM   #1
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Post What you should know about online vigilantism, doxxing and what it means for you

"The act of doxxing involves publishing of someone’s personal information such as their photos, contact numbers or employment details with the intention to harass, and it will be criminalized under proposed changes to the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA)."

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-from-11400756


My take: As penned in my important notes sticky thread, we've clearly cited what is acceptable and what isn't several years ago. Our TOS and rules cover the same too. What has changed now? Harsher penalties and a clear rule to leave out someone's personal details in a discussion. You can talk about the incident - but leave personal deets out. Else you'll face the consequences of my ban hammer and that of the law.

Here's CNA video that captures the new rule and what it means for online users very clearly:-



TL;DR version: If you've been abiding by our rules to-date, nothinig new, business as usual.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:31 PM   #2
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:59 PM   #3
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What about fake news?

Any new policies on that one?
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:25 PM   #4
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Not really as most discussions in the forum are that of personal opinions - that isn't fake news. More useful inputs from the minister himself in this video:-
https://www.facebook.com/Fabrication...3516135277948/

And we've been very harsh on fake/hoax news about misrepresentation - such as bomb scares and the likes. If we don't come knocking on the member, someone from the SPF/CID will anyway as it is harmful to the public.

What about fake news?

Any new policies on that one?
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:41 AM   #5
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What about those information that can be publicly access just by copypaste the address?
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BIG NEWS, NOT FAKE NEWS
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:20 PM   #11
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:02 PM   #12
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can we put confirmed scammers, conmen and other criminals info so as to warn potential victims not to fall for their schemes?
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:31 PM   #13
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for example
luck draw will post name with last 4 digit nric


if someone exposed some scammer hp or nric with last 4 digit only, is it consider doxxing???
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Not really as most discussions in the forum are that of personal opinions - that isn't fake news. More useful inputs from the minister himself in this video:-
https://www.facebook.com/Fabrication...3516135277948/

And we've been very harsh on fake/hoax news about misrepresentation - such as bomb scares and the likes. If we don't come knocking on the member, someone from the SPF/CID will anyway as it is harmful to the public.
Sooner or later, one of those ministers will decree someone's personal opinion as not an opinion but a statement of fact, and persecute him/her accordingly.

Even without the upcoming law, they are already doing that via "contempt of court" and AGC letter threats.

I guess after the bill is passed, there will be more of such incidents.
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