Can the media ever tell the truth?

Author: Stephanie Heng
School: Raffles Institution
Year Written: 2019
Grade: N.A.

On May 8, 2019, a fake news bill was passed in
Singapore to combat the proliferation of online falsehoods. While this
controversial bill spurred public debates regarding the potential (ab)use of
law to restrict freedom of expression and entrench political power, it is
indicative of an underlying concern regarding the truthfulness of both social
and mass media. Media in its varied forms has ostensibly infiltrated almost
every aspect of our lives and plays an undeniably influential role in shapin...

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