Singapore's battle against disinformation and foreign influence bids

The topic of foreign attempts to influence Singaporeans' views was raised by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech last Sunday. Insight looks at the challenge and efforts to counter it.

In his National Day Rally speech, PM Lee Hsien Loong urged Singaporeans to be sceptical of what they read on social media. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE - When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb 24, social media and messaging platforms here were abuzz with reactions to the attack.

Messages and video clips made the rounds after Singapore announced it would impose sanctions on Russia, with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan saying in Parliament the invasion was an existential issue for the Republic as it violated international norms.

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