22 Jan '11, 2am

TODAYonline | Singapore | Some parties do not have Web guidelines via @TODAYonline

SINGAPORE - In spite of the general belief among political parties that the Internet will play an active role in the coming General Election, a check with some revealed that several do not have specific guidelines on members' Web etiquette. The recent online fracas between a Young People's Action Party (YP) branch chairman and a netizen has cast the spotlight on how members of political parties engage in social media. Responding to MediaCorp's queries on the incident involving YP Toa Payoh East Branch chairman Cheo Ming Shen, a YP spokesperson said it "doesn't take an official position where its members or leaders make comments or personal opinions in private matters or issues". Adding that it has internal guidelines, the spokesperson said: "However, we do on a regular basis, advise and encourage our members as well as our leaders to be mindful of their comments, especiall...

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