Chan Chun Sing urges netizens to shape ‘norm’ of online behavior
Posted by temasektimes on April 29, 2012
Speaking at the annual dialogue for the Community Engagement Programme, a national social cohesion and crisis response network., Mr Chan reminded the audience that social media is a double-edge sword and could lead to division in the nation.
“If we believe that the majority of Singaporeans are rational and calm in our responses, then surely this will be reflected in the way we relate to each other, be it on the social media space or mainstream media…At the end of the day, you can’t have one set of rules being imposed on a community, if the community does not own that set of rules,”he said.
Mr Chan added he hopes netizens will come forward to collectively shape the norms of online behaviour that are acceptable for Singaporeans.
Previous attempts by the government to control the internet has been an abject failure despite occasional arrests and conviction of ‘wayward’ netizens to ‘kill one chicken to scare the monkeys.’