Parliamentary Oversight and the Fake News Problem: A Singaporean Context

5 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2018

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: March 19, 2018

Abstract

This discussion paper revisits the longstanding discourse on parliamentary accountability roles, but in the context of a new and critical theme: fake news. Using the case of a legislative committee and its hearings in the Parliament of Singapore, the paper reinforces the theme of a “cycle of accountability” and stresses the continued relevance for parliamentary oversight, even as new sociopolitical problems such as “fake news” emerge.

Keywords: legislature, parliament, fake news, oversight, accountability, social media

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Parliamentary Oversight and the Fake News Problem: A Singaporean Context (March 19, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3151346 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3151346

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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