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​Has Social Media In Singapore Been Invaded By Internet Troll Farms? 

Published on: 14-Aug-2020

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During Singapore’s recent General Election — its first in the global ‘post-truth’ era — social media exploded with commentary on race relations and LGBTQ+ issues. Post-GE2020, Singapore’s government conceded that the boundaries of ‘acceptable’ discourse had shifted. Some worry that evolving social values bear traces of foreign interference, particularly that of Americanised ‘woke’ culture. However, NTU sociologist Laavanya Kathiravelu counters: “Ideas of justice and equality are not Western, but universal ideals even reflected in our national pledge.”

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