Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy
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Governments around the world are dramatically increasing their efforts to manipulate information on social media, threatening the notion of the internet as a liberating technology, according to Freedom on the Net 2017, the latest edition of the annual country-by-country assessment of online freedom, released today by Freedom House.

https://freedomhouse.org/article/new-rep...-democracy

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Dr Raska said: "(Social media) can create new fault lines, amplifying tensions or issues that have not been previously thought of as important, and these can be rapidly disseminated or diffused and suddenly become very, very, important."

In his written submission, Dr Raska said cyber warfare has increasingly been recognised as a fundamental strategy for warfare by countries. He cited the example of China's People's Liberation Army, which has moved to focus on "information dominance" since 2015, with the aim of fighting and winning localised information wars.

In comparison, Singapore's security paradigm has not really changed and would need to further adapt to these changes, he said.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/d...-shanmugam

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Question here isn't just about protecting the perceived idealism of "Democracy".

But rather do you TRUST social media tech enterprises like Google, Apple, Microsoft and yes, Facebook when they know more about you than your parents or spouse does ?


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Words of Wisdom from Old Ma.

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what do ppl expect since they are holding the money , guns ,powder and paste . Big smile
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What an irony...all these "fake news" coming from the supposed demoracy with free press.

And yet we have a Messenger arrested for reporting the truth after 7 years of standoff against the Fake tellers..


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