27 Apr '15, 10am

Islamophobia and racism are cancers in the Hardwarezone forums which need curing:

Islamophobia and racism are cancers in the Hardwarezone forums which need curing:

There is a sickness creeping in the forums of Hardwarezone, the most popular online forum in Singapore. Forum users are hiding behind the cloak of anonymity to make extreme racist remarks and pass sweeping stereotypical judgement on race and religion. It is not a new phenomenon but this trend does not bode well for our increasingly diverse society. Online forums perfect breeding ground for Islamophobia and racism Forum users, for most parts, remain anonymous. Unlike blogs, YouTube channels, or Facebook accounts, the identities of forum users cannot be traced as easily by regular users of the Internet. This shroud of anonymity gives them a sense of comfort when they post contentious remarks. This is because their real identities will not be dragged into the spotlight for all to judge or heckled. Another feature of the Hardwarezone forums is its use of user-created acronyms ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/04/islamophobia-and-racism-are-...

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