On My Mind

Everything in moderation, including (online) moderation

Controlling what gets into the cyber public square should be the combined responsibility of tech companies, government and users

Few of us think much about the work of moderators on the Internet but they do critical work.PHOTO: ST FILE

It is often said that Singapore is a cleaned city, not a clean one - a reference to the army of cleaners who sweep away discarded plastic bags, tin cans and half-eaten sticks of sotong balls before most of us even wake up.

In a similar way, the social media most of us experience on a daily basis is also a somewhat artificial construct.

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