Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Happy April's Fool Day 2014

Singaporean authorities have banned April Fools' Day jokes in the media.

The government warned media outlets against running fake stories for the purposes of entertainment, CBS reported.

"No media centre in Singapore shall under any circumstances disseminate fabricated or otherwise baseless news items on April 1, or any other day," the Media Development Authority (MDA) said.

"The integrity of the media comes into question when quality standards are abandoned recklessly in favour of inappropriate jocularity. False reporting undermines the trustworthiness of news itself and leads to the decay of the social fabric."

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