Daily Archives: 2013-08-05

Hypersensitivity, not warranted

TOC Editorial The Online Citizen is concerned about the latest attempts by the government to clamp down on Singapore’s online space – specifically, forcing new website The Independent Singapore to be class-licensed under the Broadcasting Act. Our government has never been adept at engaging its citizens online, but this latest example highlights its intention to continue utilising the blunt end …

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An equal and opposite reaction for every insult made

By Terry Xu Just a while earlier, someone forwarded TOC a police report that he made about a foreigner who had made harsh remarks on Singaporeans on a Channel News Asia (CNA)’s facebook post. Apart from insulting locals, he was also afraid that the comment which the foreigner posted might send out the wrong message and not to mention his …

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More attention at goodwill and less at the trolls

By CS Tan As I read about the use of the DRUMS  (Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation and Smears) acronym as a message to guard against online malice, my reaction, like many others, can be summarized by one term. #facepalm. Sadly, the Government  is showing that they are paying attention to the wrong portion of online chatter when they launch this anti-DRUMS …

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