Faith in the age of social media

While more young Singaporeans are spurning religion, some are going online to reach out to others on matters of belief

As more people began to take to the Internet and social media to air their views in the early 2010s, Mr Shivanand Rai, then a student at Singapore Management University, began to see a lot of misinformation that was being spread by non-Hindus from abroad.

"They would bash rituals, (the fact that) we have many gods and call us superstitious pagans or non-believers. This was extremely painful to see as a person of a minority faith," said Mr Shivanand, 29, a manager in an artificial intelligence company.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline 'Faith in the age of social media'. Subscribe