MCI - Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Singapore

07/26/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/26/2021 05:41

MCI’s response to PQ on incidents of foreign state-sponsored disinformation campaigns about COVID-19 vaccines and associated health issues on private messaging networks

1. The Member asked whether we have faced foreign state-sponsored disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines.

2. We have observed numerous examples of disinformation from many sources around COVID-19 and vaccines, some of them emanating from overseas. We cannot rule out that some may be state-sponsored, though we have no evidence of a deliberate hostile information campaign directed against us on vaccines.

3. Our national vaccination programme has one core purpose: to protect the health and safety of Singaporeans. Thus, it is guided by the objective expertise of our scientific and medical authorities, not political pressure, whether foreign or domestic.