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
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

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.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's WhatsApp Channel and get the latest news and must-reads.