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  • What’s good and not so good about millennials’ attitudes on religious harmony and freedom of speech

    By: IPS Editor | Apr 17, 2019 | Hits: 823

    More young people are open to permitting religious extremists to publish their views on the internet or social media. Forty six per cent of those between 18 and 25 years felt this way, compared to only 15 per cent of those above 65 years. A lower percentage of 18 to 25 year olds — 38…..

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  • Building resilient communities in the age of disinformation

    By: admintest admintest | May 11, 2018 | Hits: 1659

    Ten million Chinese migrant workers entering Indonesia, a long-haired male journalist portrayed as a female election volunteer for the governor of Jakarta, as well as uprisings of Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar – what do these have in common? They are all disinformation making their rounds on online platforms and closed-group channels such as Facebook…..

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  • To mitigate online falsehoods, tweak how information is distributed

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 11, 2018 | Hits: 1624

    The last few weeks of hearings by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods have shown us the complexity of dealing with “fake news”. Hearing the myriad viewpoints from traditional print media companies, social media platforms and social science researchers has shown us that the modern information ecosystem has transformed an otherwise unremarkable proposition –…..

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  • To tackle deliberate online falsehoods, look also to non-legislative efforts

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 26, 2018 | Hits: 2249

    In the first two weeks of public hearings by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, the role of legislation in countering deliberate online falsehoods was debated by academics and experts. Several experts agree that legislation can play a role in the fight against deliberate online falsehoods, but there are gaps in existing legislation due…..

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  • Getting Singaporeans to pay for news

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 02, 2018 | Hits: 2212

    The recent upheavals in the news industry in Singapore have sparked a conversation on the future of news organisations. How do media companies like the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), which announced that it would terminate 230 staff members by year-end, remain competitive on a rapidly changing media landscape? What can small online publications like The…..

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  • Silver lining in the battle against fake news

    By: admintest admintest | Nov 02, 2017 | Hits: 1696

    Younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information. That is one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Communications and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore…..

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  • Fake News Mind Traps

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 22, 2017 | Hits: 1842

    Debates surrounding how to counter fake news typically focus on what regulation, technology companies, media literacy and fact-checking can do. The focus on different types of counter-measures, while important, tends to omit the one thing that is common to all types of misinformation – the human psychology behind information use. Understanding the root cause of…..

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  • Our shrinking political blogging scene

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 11, 2017 | Hits: 8164

    Political blogging reached its most vibrant point in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election. New blogs were coming online, and existing ones produced an unprecedented amount of political news and commentary. Now, the numbers have shrunk, with sites shutting down or becoming less active or dormant. As of August 2017, slightly more than a…..

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  • Filling the Information Vacuum Responsibly

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 09, 2016 | Hits: 2097

    In Parliament last week, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam called for a “clear, proper framework” to deal with incidents that would prompt legitimate questions from the public. The Minister was explaining that the Home Affairs Ministry had earlier refrained from commenting too much on the death of Benjamin Lim out of respect for…..

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  • Whispers, Not Shouts: A Re-reading of the Social Media Space

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 04, 2015 | Hits: 2047

    One of the puzzles of the recent general election in Singapore was why 10 per cent of voters swung back towards the People’s Action Party (PAP) when many predictions based on social media saw the ruling party doing worse or not much better than in 2011. Were social media interactions not reflective of electoral sentiments?…..

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