MCI Response to PQ on Reports of POFMA Offences Related to COVID19
Parliament Sitting on 21 March 2023
QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
22. Ms He Ting Ru: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information in each of the years between 2020 and 2022 (a) how many POFMA reports are received by the various Ministries that relate to COVID-19; and (b) how many of such reports resulted in no further action being taken.
- Between 2020 and 2022, the POFMA Office received over 280 pieces of feedback and enquiries related to COVID-19 issues. This included public feedback to various Government agencies on potential COVID-19 falsehoods that were redirected to the POFMA Office. There were 4 POFMA cases involving the issuance of 7 POFMA directions that were linked to such public feedback.