Parliamentary Oversight and the Fake News Problem: A Singaporean Context
5 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2018
Date Written: March 19, 2018
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
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