Unwrapped: Should we let our fate rest in the hands or keyboard of social media?

  • The Internet has become part and parcel of our lives, be it work, school or even play.
  • Yet one wrong move warrants a barrage of accusations, finger-pointing and even the destruction of both reputation and confidence of the accused.
  • Is there legal recourse when the cyberspace and those living in it turn a person into a victim, whether he is guilty or not?
  • Through our weekly series Unwrapped this week, TheHomeGround Asia looks at whether we actually play a part in reviewing and refreshing the country’s social compact.

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans.

It is no doubt that the Internet has become an integral part of our lives. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed, many have turned to the virtual world for school, work and even socialising.

With this reliance of the Internet comes its ugly side — one wrong move in public and you end up at the wrong end of the online vigilante stick.

Take busker Jeff Ng, for instance. One moment he was at a high, wowing crowds by the hundreds at his weekly performances outside The Cathay, the next, he was called out for shushing fans during his performance and calling someone a liar for unfollowing him on social media.

Has the Singapore online community gone amok? Should we put our fate in the hands of these keyboard warriors or fight back?

RELATED: Unwrapped: Will the Forward Singapore Roadmap actually engage Singaporeans?

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