Singapore Internet Watch is a student-run group focusing on research at the intersection of Singapore’s internet and society. Our key focus areas include censorship, surveillance, and misinformation.
We believe in the need for open data and transparency in studying contentious issues in Singapore internet studies. As a result, we are working on three ongoing dataset projects:
You may already be familiar with our POFMA'ed Dataset
, which tracks every digital communication subject to Singapore’s law against ‘fake news’, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA).
2️⃣ Singapore’s Blocklist:
What websites are blocked in Singapore? This dataset compiles a continually updated list of these blocked sites.
3️⃣ Mapping Singapore’s Use of Telegram:
How has Singapore’s use and engagement with Telegram changed over time? This project aims to create as comprehensive a directory of Singapore’s Telegram channels as possible, before analysing how this engagement has evolved over time.
As our work covers contentious and evolving issues in Singapore’s internet and society, we invite citizen contributions and crowdsourced data to capture information we may have missed, such as:
- Lesser-known websites that are blocked in Singapore
- Telegram channels, particularly those covering contentious material (conspiracy theories, harassment) or political issues
If you are aware of any of these data points which are not currently included in our datasets, please reach out to us via our contact form
Beyond providing updates on our research, our newsletter also provides a monthly round-up of news on Singapore’s media and politics. Read on to find out more about Singapore + Surveillance and Singapore + Data Protection.
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