Sunday, April 29, 2012

Online code of conduct is stupid

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, has suggested an idea for an online code of conduct on 23 April 2012 at the Singapore Press Club.

Looks like the amount of online criticism has grown to an extent that we have to spend time to address this issue.

The idea is stupid.

Current laws are more than adequate enough to be applied online. The internet is just another communication medium. Technically speaking, there should be no difference if you slander someone online or offline.

All you have to do is to enforce the laws for those who break it. If there's no consequence to saying whatever you want online, then people will just continue. The act on enforcing will make people think more before they say something.

I hope no more manpower is wasted on discussing this non-problem.


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