08 May 2018
While national security has traditionally been focused on military and homeland security, it is no longer independent of other dimensions such as economic and energy security, Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo said.
Speaking at the opening of a regional conference on national security yesterday, Mrs Teo added that what happens on the Internet can disrupt the peace in the physical world.
“Online falsehoods can have national security implications when they transcend boundaries and gain traction,” Mrs Teo said.
To keep peace in an increasingly complex security landscape, the security sector has to work with those outside its orbit.
“The community has a role to play, to enlarge the common social space, and foster mutual understanding and trust,” said Mrs Teo. This is because deliberate online falsehoods can cause rifts in the social fabric, turning groups on one another.
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