PANEL 1 / UNLEASHING THE CHALLENGES
(CONTEXT SETTING)

This panel will set the context and get the participants to understand how the three challenges - Isolation, Echo Chamber and Hate Spin, would threaten social cohesion and share initiatives that have already being explored. This session will also start the ball rolling to get the participants to think about real solutions to these real issues.

Moderator: Alia Abdullah/Ridhwan

mothership

An Internet media company with one of the largest digital platforms in Singapore that produces diverse content

ECHO CHAMBERS

  • Understand what is social media algorithm

  • The unintended consequences of social media algorithm leading to confirmation bias

  • The problem of digital echo chamber in amplifying a specific narrative


To Be Confirmed

ISOLATION

  • Understand isolationist trend (religious exclusivism) in the region and its threat to Singaporean society

  • How we navigate differences and prevent polarisation along religious and ethnic lines

  • How we enhance our social cohesion and create meaningful social relations.


 

 

Remy Mahzam

Associate Research Fellow with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, RSIS

HATE SPIN

  • Understand the threats of online falsehood and deliberate hate propaganda

  • Understand how radical and hate groups use the internet and social media to advance their propaganda.

  • How do society build resilience against hate spin online?