28 Apr '12, 6am

Internet is a double-edged sword: DPM Teo

Internet is a double-edged sword: DPM Teo

The Internet and social media are among several key driving forces of society which can be 'double-edged' swords, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Saturday. -- ST PHOTO: M.O. SALLEH By Tessa Wong The Internet and social media are among several key driving forces of society which can be 'double-edged' swords, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Saturday. He was speaking at the National Community Engagement Programme dialogue, which saw 600 community leaders come together to discuss challenges to social cohesion. Mr Teo outlined three forces which can allow people to find common ground, while at the same time drive people apart: technology, globalisation, and extremism. On technology, he noted that the Internet and social media has made the transfer of knowledge and information more efficient, and has helped to mobilise people to do good. Please enable Jav...

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