Need to tackle discriminatory beliefs in fight against online harms

Public must be protected from discrimination along identity lines to make Internet safe for all

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Recently, Singapore influencer Chrysan Lee compiled demeaning comments of her TikTok videos and posted them on Instagram to call out her bullies and stand up for herself. Besides sexual requests, she received many comments on her body, with some calling her a ''runway''.

The 26-year-old, who works at local media firm Wah! Banana, spoke about her being used to receiving online harassment and hate in an interview with local online publication The Pride in May.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2022, with the headline Need to tackle discriminatory beliefs in fight against online harms. Subscribe