05 Feb '13, 10am

Does Singapore need its own Great Firewall? - CNET

Does Singapore need its own Great Firewall? - CNET

At the "Singapore Perspectives 2013" conference held at Shangri-la Hotel on January 28 , shortly after losing a by-election, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said many things. Some of the things he said which interested me most, was not reported in the Straits Times , the biggest English newspaper here. Which was stupid, because everybody learns about the omissions from other online sources anyway, and it further erodes the credibility of a valuable propaganda tool for the government. Replying to a question on why there is a need to moderate social space, he said, "We don't believe the community in the social space, especially online, moderates itself. It doesn't happen anywhere in the world." "You have views going to extremes and when people respond to their views, they may respond in an extreme way, and when people decide to disapprove of something which was in...

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