IN FOCUS: With a critical election on the horizon, Singapore gears up to tackle intensifying online threats

IN FOCUS: With a critical election on the horizon, Singapore gears up to tackle intensifying online threats

ELD reported that the state is still working closely with major social media websites to make sure there are election integrity plans in place for content restraint during elections.

Our political processes are regularly reviewed by ELD and various government agencies, including taking lessons from international best practices, to make sure they are accurate and up-to-date, it continued.

The ELD and other government organizations simultaneously issued an consulting to presidential election prospects last year that warned of security threats and foreign interference.

Ms Kasthuri, &nbsp, who specialises in elections in Singapore and Southeast Asia, stressed the importance of voting training in both promotion issues as well as how elections work, as a barrier against propaganda.

Political topics and elections are much more difficult to deal with, according to Associate Professor Pang of NUS, while the state and schools have been working hard to improve online literacy.

Citizens perhaps be reluctant or hesitant to discuss them openly in our society, she said. The humor is that they can become more vulnerable to spreading falsehoods and conspiracy theories.

VIEW FROM THE GROUND

Mr Neo, the blogger, today has a rule of thumb when it comes to assessing whether a piece of information is reliable: Cross- verify and validate with at least two separate options.

He feels more stress to ensure the accuracy of his production as a producer of political information.

” This is why for each episode, we meticulously research before drafting questions for our guests, put sources for the information that we mention in our show notes, and when phrasing certain questions, try our best to make sure that even if taken out of context, it ca n’t be construed as misinformation”, said Mr Neo.