Seminar on Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill


We (ISOC Singapore Chapter) are hosting this educational seminar on the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill. Come if you want to learn more about the sections of the Bill. Don’t rely on fake news, get your real education here.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Red Hat, 8 Shenton Way · Singapore

Please send us an email at [email protected] for detailed directions

7.00 pm – Registration and snacks
7.30 pm – Talks by
Adjunct Professor Tan Kevin Y L, Faculty of Law, NUS
Prof Ang Peng Hwa Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU
Prof Cherian George, Professor of Media Studies at the Journalism Department of Hong Kong Baptist University
Other speakers may be added in the coming days, watch this space
8.30 pm – Q&A
9.00 pm – End

Please download your own copy of the Bill (to save trees, we will not be providing printouts) at

Please feel free to share this event to friends or colleagues who may be interested. Please email us for the location of the conference room (Red Hat Asia Pacific has many rooms on different floors).

ISOC.SG Discussion on IMDA IOT Cyber Security Guide

ISOC Singapore Chapter hosted this Roundtable to seek views on IMDA’s new IOT Cyber Security Guide.

The proceedings were summarized and submitted for the IMDA public consultation.


Background: IMDA sought views and comments from members of the public and the industry on the content of IMDA’s new guide which provides recommendations and guidance to IoT users and vendors in securing their IoT devices and networks.
– You can download the IOT Cyber Security Guide from

Sofia Morales, President

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ISOC.SG participates in NTUC roundtable on ICT

12 March 2018, Monday, Singapore

ISOC.SG was invited to and attended the NTUC roundtable on ICT  where the Labour Movement signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with three new U Associate (UA) partners on 12 March 2018 with AI Singapore, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter and Tech Singapore Advocate, as part of ramping up efforts to address the growing challenges and manpower needs in the industry.

The number of ICT UA partners now stands at 12, up from five last year. With these partnerships, the Labour Movement can now reach out to 40,000 professionals in the ICT sector. 

Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Communications and Information Dr Janil Puthucheary also had a discussion with various ICT UA leaders on how the Labour Movement can work together with the UA and tripartite partners to grow the ICT workforce. Topics included challenges such as shortage of skilled manpower in the ICT sector and how to overcome them.

For more details click here for the NTUC report

ISOC attends NTUC Roundtable on ICT

Forum on Falsehoods – Fighting Disinformation on the Open Internet

You are warmly invited to our forum which we are organizing for you to determine how deliberate online falsehoods, and laws regulating them, can affect you or your organization, and for you to participate in the public consultation on this topic. 

At the request of the Government, Parliament has appointed a Select Committee to study the problem of deliberate online falsehoods and to recommend how Singapore should respond. The Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Law have issued a Green Paper titled “Deliberate Online Falsehoods: Challenges and Implications”, setting out the reasons for appointing the Select Committee. (

The Select Committee has invited the public to submit written representations, and encourages everyone with an interest in this subject to write in with their views and suggestions. The closing date is Feb 28, 2018. (

Download the materials from here

Annexe A: Green Paper

Annexe B: Factsheet on Select Committee

Annexe C: Infographic on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

Annexe D: Infographic on the Select Committee Process

Event details

Venue: Room 901 at NTUC Centre at Marina Blvd

Date/time: 23 Feb 2018 from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Admission is free but seats are limited, so please register by emailing [email protected]


6.30pm Registration

7.00pm Introduction lecture explaining ‘deliberate online falsehoods’:

– The entities and individuals that engage in spreading misinformation and their motivations.

– Concerns and impact from the spread of online falsehoods on Singapore.

– Possible ways to prevent and combat the spread of online falsehoods.

7.30pm Q&A and public discussion

Our guest speakers are experts in the research of deliberate online falsehoods

Learning outcomes

You will be able to 

(a) Understand how the increasing threat of deliberate online falsehoods applies to you and your organization

(b) Apply methods for dealing with deliberate online falsehoods in your daily life, commercial dealings and professional work.

(c) Discuss policies and steps for dealing with this issue while preserving the open Internet

Participation in Public Consultation

We will compile the feedback and provide them in ISOC.SG’s written submission to the Select Committee studying deliberate online falsehoods.


ISOC policy framework for an open and trusted Internet

This is slightly dated (earlier this year) but is interesting reading nonetheless:

User trust: How and why Internet users – including government, private sector and citizens – trust the Internet, and how to build that trust.

Technologies for trust: The technical building blocks for establishing and maintaining trusted networks, applications and services.

Trusted networks: The Internet’s strength is that it is an ever-evolving collection of interconnected networks with distributed ownership and control. Trust is the glue that keeps networks connected and exchanging data.

Trustworthy ecosystem: How the Internet is governed and how it deals with Internet issues.

ISOC North America Director Mark Buell on Net Neutrality


We hope that the U.S. government can take a more sustainable approach to net neutrality; one that upholds the principles that are rooted in the Internet Society’s core values of a global and open Internet. Between seemingly endless court battles and the fact that FCC regulations can change from one US Presidential administration to another, it is clear that we need to try something different. Americans need clarity in this debate.

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ISOC.SG supporting EdTechXAsia 2017

ISOC were invited to EdTechX Asia 2017. Over two days, international thought leaders shared their insights on twenty-first century learning and skills. Beginning with opening speeches that featured a robot to discussions on the race against obsolescence and skills building, speakers presented their views and global perspectives on the future of EdTech. An interesting perspective shared was “in the near future, we won’t be talking about cloud-based businesses anymore, but cloud-based workforces – the ‘Human Cloud’, or if you want to be bold – ‘HaaS’ – Humans as a Service”. The active debates across the sessions bode well for the future of education.

  • Report by Jay Nagarajan, Education Chair

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The Internet Society Singapore Chapter is once again a Supporting Association for EdTechXAsia 2017. See below for a special promo code.

Asia’s leading EdTech platform – EdTechXAsia – connecting the regions education technology ecosystem is back in Singapore! Rising-star startups, technology giants, leading educators, key investors, central government officials, largest publishers are joining to impact the change in education today.
Now is your time to join us and be at forefront of discussions of a revolutionary 21st century approach to education technology. It’s time to immerse yourself in conversations with your fellow thought leaders and innovators from around the globe.
EdTechXAsia 2017 At A Glance

EdTechXAsia Summit will feature 200+ global speakers across the three program tracks including 100+ sessions. AI and personalisation, VR-AR-MR, developments in legislations, top tech trends impacting education, edtech zebras and unicorns, blockchain, robotics, key investment trends – all and more will be covered at the Summit.
Now and Next of EdTech will bring you the industry’s leading ideas and let you deep-dive into the ground breaking ideas of where EdTech is headed.  International EdTech Perspectives will allow you to learn about the latest news around Asia and worldwide, in the special Region Spotlight series.
As we continue to grow the startup and investor attendance at the event, we also dedicated Global EdTech All Stars programme showcases the ones-to-watch in EdTech. We are proud to present over 70 carefully selected start-ups you cannot miss.
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EdTechXAsia Connect is a specially-curated platform to serve as a network of functional heads of K-12/Higher Education institutions, educators, adult & lifelong learning professionals, corporate HR and Learning & Development professionals seeking to address today’s challenges on practical implementation of EdTech tools in their institutions. Live case studies and learnings from corporates, educational institutions and issues surrounding operationalising & implementing various EdTech tools, are primary features.
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The EdTechXAsia Expo will present 50+ international exhibitors and new opportunities to connect with business leads during facilitated networking.
It’s your exclusive chance to familiarise yourself with the latest technology innovations. Immerse yourself in live demos and technology showcases. Find the innovative technologies and solutions today that will change the way your organisation works tomorrow.
Don’t miss our special Expo features! Startup Alley is your chance to meet the best startups from the global EdTech ecosystem. In partnership with  SITF and IE Singapore, Singapore Pavillion highlights the latest and  greatest of EdTech market in the city.

The exhibition is free-to-attend for schools, universities and students and will offer a chance to connect with these exhibiting companies as well as engage in free workshops, demos and speed learning sessions on the exhibition floor from leading experts.

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