MHA calls on Facebook to disable access to religiously offensive post by NUS Atheist Society
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has called on Facebook to disable access to a post containing religiously offensive material, it said, adding that the police are also investigating the matter.
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has called on Facebook to disable access to a post containing religiously offensive material, it said, adding that the police are investigating the matter.
Facebook has agreed to do so, the ministry said in a statement on Friday (March 20).
The post, put up by a Facebook page called NUS Atheist Society, depicts the Bible and Quran as alternatives to be used in the event of a toilet-paper shortage.
The ministry said that “a number of complaints have been received” about the post.
“The MHA and the police take these sorts of statements very seriously. We have asked Facebook to disable access to the religiously offensive post, highlighting the importance of racial and religious harmony in our society.”
MHA stressed the need for the public to be mindful when participating in online discussions and not post any remarks which are prejudicial to the maintenance of racial and religious harmony in Singapore.
“Online hate speech on race and religion has no space in Singapore.”
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