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Parties hit by fake pages, messages, Latest Singapore News - The New Paper

Jun 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Facebook pages masquerading as political parties make posts that misrepresent them, messages go out claiming to be from WP. Reporter.

While the fake RDU page has been removed, a fake page pretending to be PV was still up yesterday evening.

Besides fake Facebook pages, bad actors have also sent individual text messages pretending to be a political party.

On Saturday, the Workers' Party said on Facebook that some people had received fake messages from users who pretend to be from the party.

As political parties will be relying heavily on online platforms to reach voters given the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be more opportunities for bad actors to launch attacks online, added SingCert, a unit of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.