Media Literacy Council urges Singaporeans ‘online words hurt just as much offline’

A campaign is running in Singapore to combat the rise in bullying and hate speech on the internet in the citystate. campaign

The initiative, driven online by Singapore’s Media Literacy Council and supported by the Media Development Authority, comes soon after foreign banker Anton Casey fled the country after receiving death threats online for a Facebook post he made about people who use public transport.

Images are appearing on trains and other outdoor media featuring a masked girl and the words ‘online words hurt just as much offline’. The ads direct consumers tothe website, where a video urges Singaporeans to take a pledge to “create a better internet”.

The campaign is running as a group of Singapore students crusade against “keyboard warriors” in an initiative backed by motorcycle brand Harley Davidson.


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