askST: What are hostile information campaigns, and what to do about them

Hostile information campaigns involve the use of sophisticated online tactics and tools to advance one country's interests. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
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SINGAPORE - At last week's National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Singaporeans to actively guard against hostile foreign influence.

He warned that some information shared on social media and messaging platforms may be perceived as true, but carries an ulterior aim of persuading Singaporeans to take sides, or to erode their trust in the Government.

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