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Facebook see govt no ak is it?

In Public Administration on 31/12/2017 at 9:53 am

The details of 263 Facebook users were requested by the Singapore Government between January and June this year, the social media company revealed in a report released on Monday (Dec 18).

The Government made a total of 204 requests for such information, according to the Facebook Transparency Report. Facebook complied with 59 per cent of the requests.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/263-facebook-user-details-requested-by-singapore-government-9513160

The BBC reports

Figures provided by Facebook suggest it handed over data in 85% of requests from US law enforcement and 90% in the UK.

So the S’pore authorities requests were rejected a lot more than requests by the Brits and Americans.

“Why liddat?”, we should be asking. Ang moh tua kee isit? China is sure to take note as Zuckerberg is trying to get the Chinese to allow FB in. I doubt if Chinais impressed that FB rejects so many of our govt’s requests since we and China are one-party states. Related posts Keeping power in a one-party state

But to be fair to the PAPpies, S’pore’s reject rate is the same as that of Germany.

Btw, three cheers for ST for reporting the UK and US numbers alonside that of S’pore’s. I’m sure someone sure kanna call up to lim kopi.

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  1. when mrs m zuckerberg aka dr priscilla chan, is in beijing herself and asks nicely, beijing will approve withing 3 days to let fb into china.

  2. FB’s acquiesce is directly related to the amount of business it risks within a jurisdiction. That’s why FB & Google could play hardball with China — China’s govt showed its hand too early by being sia lan. If it had rolled out the red carpet & lured them in first, commit billions of dollars of investments … and then showed its true colours … FB & Google will also be cooperative. This is also the #1 reason why FB is NOT the place to put any anti-PAPies content …. they are already too compliant to PAPies requests, particularly if said requests are on official letterheads from MHA with relevant penal codes stated.

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