Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Singapore orders blog to be a political association!

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Bloggers beware! Popular local socio-political blog The Online Citizen has been told that it has to register itself as a political association because according to the government, it "has the potential to influence the opinions of their readership and shape political outcomes in Singapore". This will be the first time that bloggers are considered as political association. Looks like elections are coming. But whether you agree with what the government is doing, or not, I fear that cyberspace in Singapore will never be the same again after this. It will be interesting to see The Online Citizen's next move. Do they do what they've been told by the government or will they close down the blog and go "underground"?

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