Tag Archives: Media Literacy Council

MEDIA LITERACY COUNCIL LAUNCHES “BETTER INTERNET” CAMPAIGN

The Council has planned a series of outreach and awareness programmes targeted at active Internet users aged aged 15 to 35. With the Internet gaining increasing prominence in our everyday lives, outreach events aimed at raising awareness on cyberwellness will be held at secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

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HYPOCRITE MEDIA LITERACY COUNCIL PREACHES FOR BETTER INTERNET BUT CONDONES HATE SPEECH BY CALVIN CHENG?

The Better Internet movement by the media literacy council can be seen as one of the greatest acts of hypocrisy this year. Public figures giving speeches that contrasts their actual behaviour, are not the least bit uncommon in Singapore. But this one is the true champion of hypocrisy. Calvin Cheng is like the biggest producer of hate speech in Singapore. First he called for the ISA to be acted on Alfian Sa’at, implying him to be a terrorist. Then he called for the children of terrorists to be killed. The MLC refused to remove Calvin Cheng from the council. They might as well be endorsing his behavior.

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MEDIA LITERACY COUNCIL: CALVIN CHENG’S COMMENTS INSENSITIVE, NOT HATE SPEECH

Although Mr Cheng did not in my view engage in hate speech, as a member of the Council he has to visibly uphold the values that the Council espouses. In this instance, his comments were insensitive and therefore inappropriate for a member of the MLC. I have spoken to Mr Cheng and counselled him that as a member of the Council he will be held to and judged by a higher standard compared to a private citizen.

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MEDIA LITERACY COUNCIL DENOUNCE ATTACKS ON AMOS YEE

In the wake of the Amos Yee video, we observed that many people contributed the following: - Criticizing his appearance and his character - Even his parents were criticized for “not bringing him up properly” - There were many comments that threatened harm and hurled abuse at him - Others criticized him for his vulgarities, and the timing of his video (disrespectful amidst a major outpouring of grief) - Some people supported Amos’s right to express his opinion however he wants.

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