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Only just?

Posted on: November 1, 2018

After reading the headline and article, Singaporeans naive about fake news? No, just complacent and lacking awareness, says Edwin Tong, I had to ask: Only just?

The article was a follow up on the report released by the 10-member Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. Like most news articles, this one did not provide details on the data collection and analyses methods. However, the report is available online.

If the committee’s findings are valid and if Tong’s comment is representative of their views, then we should be worried that we are generally complacent and lacking awareness about fake news. To put it more plainly and in another order, we don’t know and we don’t care.

Now put “just” before my paraphrasing. We just do not know nor do we care. Now does that make the issue more serious?

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