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Society finding its way in shaping online behaviour

Published on May 23, 2014 11:47 PM

SINGAPORE is finding its way forward as it opens up space for public discussion and civic engagement, and the growing use of online platforms makes some rules of engagement necessary.

"We are finding our way in this regime but my own philosophical approach is that it is no different from physical space," Law Minister K. Shanmugam said.

"When we make it a no man's land, everyone is fair game and then we get people lynched.

"The worst instincts of people come out sometimes when they have anonymity and they feel they can say and do everything without the controlling framework of social norms," he said.

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