25 May '11, 3am

[TOC] Social Media in Singapore Politics: It’s Serious Business Folks!

Hammered said: “The problem with social media is unqualified opposition candidates using it to brainwash the citizens. That is how the WP got voted in.” What utter rubbish, you are spouting, Hammered. You give little credit to the electorate to be able to judge good sense from nonsense. It is very arrogant of you to imply that only the pro-opposition are incapable of wise, informed electoral choices based on available information. No, the real reason more people voted for the opposition, in particular the WP into power in Aljunied and Hougang, is that the emergence of social media has leveled the previously unbalanced playing field (skewed in favour of the PAP). Now through alternative media outlets the opposition is able to reach out to a greater audience and communicate its manifestos and policies in greater detail whereas in the past, the PAP drowned out opposition and ...

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