14 Aug '11, 3pm

'Government needs to work on its online engagement'

SINGAPORE - While the Government must be more active in engaging Singaporeans online, it is also mindful that social media lends itself to "negative views and ridiculous untruths". It will therefore do its best to prevent the medium from "leading people astray" as the Government strives to "constructively" explain issues, shape opinions and rally support online so as to "make Singapore work better", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday in his National Day Rally speech. "In person, face to face and on TV, I think we know how to do it. But engagement online, I think we need to learn how to do it better," said Mr Lee. While it is useful to have "vigorous debate" and "full viewing of views", Mr Lee called on Singaporeans to "harness this energy" to strengthen and not divide the country. He pointed out that there are some Singaporeans who have gone beyond giving views ...

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