Singaporeans complacent in dealing with falsehoods, believe others more susceptible: IPS study

The study also suggested targeted and tiered digital literacy programmes. — KUA CHEE SIONG/The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE: Public messaging should appeal to Singaporeans that while no one is immune to false information, everyone should and can play a role in fighting falsehoods, said local researchers in a study on how people verify false information.

They noted that Singaporeans have a sense of complacency that others are more susceptible to false information than them. Singaporeans are also apathetic about being more proactive in calling out false information circulated in their social networks.

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