Netizen Claimed that AMK Has Fake Eggs, But It’s All Fake News


Fake news has been a really big thing lately. People like to throw around the phrase, sometimes even regardless of the actual veracity of the news in question.

You might have heard about the fake egg warning being circulated on Facebook lately. A netizen posted a 30-second video of him stirring what appears to be a plate of soft-boiled eggs, and the accompanying post has him claiming that the plate contained artificial, man-made eggs from China.

(Update: He has since removed the video)

Even with barely any scrutiny, it seems all the proof this man has, is his 40 years of experience eating soft-boiled eggs. I guess 40 years of eating something can immediately make you an authoritative expert on that.

By that logic, it seems all senior citizens should be the foremost authorities on drinking water of all kinds

At the very least, he had the idea of alerting AVA. Somehow, he thought it would be enough to tag them in the Facebook post, but it appears AVA is quite vigilant when it comes to food safety, because they actually responded.

With an actual investigation and clarification, of course.

According to AVA, Singapore does not import eggs from China at all, and the hawker centre stall the man accused actually only used eggs imported from an accredited farm in Malaysia.

We are aware of a video showing allegedly fake eggs bought from a coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio. Our investigations have…

Posted by Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Sunday, 23 April 2017

All cleared up, right?

Unfortunately, conspiracy theories have a way of surviving even under the most intense debunking. AVA released their statement on Facebook yesterday, and today there are still people watching the video and falling for the outlandish claims.

It’s rather surprising, and depressing, how people readily believe a claim like that, even when it’s painfully obvious there is no proof for anything the guy posted. How did he know the eggs were from China? How did he know they were definitely fake?

Please try not to alert everyone you know about this sort of online fearmongering before checking for the real facts.

Fortunately this might only dissuade you from avoiding soft-boiled eggs from a particular stall, but other fake news may be far more damaging than this.

Since you’re here, why not check out Goody Feed’s YouTube videos as well? They’re so Singaporean, I bet you’ll like them!


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