Dear Prime Minister Lee,More:
I am a Singaporean living and working in the U.S.A. Not many news about
Singapore are usually reported here unless it concerns Americans or other
Westerners. However, to my great surprise today, I came across a story of
great interest that is about Singapore.
It is not about Singapore being any hub, but the infamous story about a 17
year old sex video has been spreading on the internet like wild fire. Such
story is hardly a compliment to Singapore's squeaky clean image.
Upon further look, I came to realized that this wild fire has been fanned by
the interconnected blog sites that have posted the story and linked to the
video. This is a clear example of the government's need to regulate blog
sites. These blog sites act as quasi-news reporting media, but unlike the
main stream media of reporting stories by professional journalists, these
blog reporting are done by individuals, based on hearsays and rumors. There are no fact checking before a report is being published. However, the reader reach of these blogs are in nowhere less when compared to the main stream media.
It may be a sex video story today, however the threat of fundamental and
radical politicians who can exploit these blogs sites to create unrest is
obvious. Thus, I urged the Singapore government to implement laws to
regulate these local blog sites according to the media laws immediately.
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