25 Mar '18, 8am

[Mothership] This is the kind of content the S’pore govt wants to have powers to take down https://t.co/DvpDRiQJQ0

[Mothership] This is the kind of content the S’pore govt wants to have powers to take down https://t.co/DvpDRiQJQ0

We have been told by several witnesses, there has been a prevalence of disinformation campaigns throughout the world. It is essentially seeking to threaten to undermine national sovereignty and national security. It is also part of a military arsenal in some cases. Sometimes it takes place even in the absence of open conflict. It is also an attractive option because the costs and manpower requirements of doing it is relatively low and we’ve heard evidence on how bot farms are created, clickbaits are created. They are highly effective, they also reduce the need to deploy military power, if the agenda is to undermine national security, national identity — then deploying this is low cost, low manpower, and you don’t even need to deploy military might. It carries a lower cost of detection where it can be subtle, obscured. People who use it, of course, in this area of national ...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/content-singapore-governmen...

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