19 Oct '11, 3am

Amy Khor, Singaporeans are not afraid of "irrational postings" because we are confident in our own discernment lah.

Amy Khor, chairman of REACH, has encouraged the Government to engage netizens on sites that "allow for reasoned and constructive debate and gain traction". "Netizens themselves who desire rational discourse should support such sites or else start them," she said. Khor's speech in Parliament also reflected the PAP's alarm at the appeal of less rational websites – an alarm that may result in new legislation. Citing a REACH survey, she said that it was "worrying" that only 62% agreed that with the statement that the “anonymous and chaotic nature of the internet often lends itself to negative views and ridiculous untruths, which can distort reality”. She read this to mean that there is a "bias toward online extreme views which are more tantalising than pro government or 'balanced' views". Yet, is it quite possible that the reason why many Singaporeans do not agree that even ir...

Full article: http://journalism.sg/2011/10/19/feedback-chief-calls-on-g...

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Opposition MP suggests ways to engage citizens

Opposition MP suggests ways to engage citizens

channelnewsasia.com 20 Oct '11, 12pm

SINGAPORE: The MP for Aljunied GRC, Pritam Singh, suggested ways in which the government can foster an informed and engage...