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Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet

 
Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet

The Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet (IN-cube) was conceptualised with the goal of tracking information behaviour in Singapore

Vision
 
 Our vision is to help promote information integrity in online spaces, especially in an era of misinformation and disinformation, through timely, rigorous, and relevant research that links academics, policymakers, industry players, and the public.
 

Mission
Our mission is:
  • To conduct timely, relevant, and top-quality research on digital communication that will provide important insights for both theory and practice;
  • To contribute to knowledge production through studies that are local in scope but with global implications;
  • To involve industry players, policymakers and the public in knowledge production.

Core Research Themes

 
 
 
​Media Consumption ​Media Consumer Behaviour ​Trust, Accountability & Privacy
 
 
 
 
 
 




​Emerging Communication Technologies (wearables, VR) Public opinion of emerging technologies​ Law, governance and policy​
 


History

The Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet (IN-cube) was created in July 2020 by its founding Director, Associate Professor Edson C. Tandoc Jr, who had been conducting research on fake news in Singapore. This stream of research highlighted the crucial role of online spaces, such as social media platforms and messaging apps, in the spread of information, both real and fake.

Inspired by the Singapore internet Research Centre (SiRC), which used to be housed within the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) from 2007-2017, Dr. Tandoc started an Information Integrity Initiative that brought together his research projects funded by Ministry of Education, the Social Science Research Council, and the WhatsApp Research Awards in August 2018. These projects investigated various facets of misinformation and disinformation in Singapore. In July 2020, through the guidance of Professor Joseph Liow, Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (Co-HASS); Professor Charles Salmon, Co-HASS Associate Dean (Faculty); and Professor May Lwin, chair of the WKWSCI, the Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet (IN-cube) was conceptualised, with the goal of tracking information behaviour in Singapore. It conducted its first fieldwork in December 2020 and was formally launched as a research centre on January 26, 2021.


Team

Director

Edson C. Tandoc Jr.

WKWSCI​

Research Fellow

Goh Zhang Hao

WKWSCI

Assistant Directors

Edmund Lee Wei Jian

WKWSCI

Karen Ho

WKWSCI

Committee Members

Akshar Saxena

SSS

Caleb Tse

NBS

Ke Yiping

SCSE

LG Pee

WKWSCI

Ong Wei Chong

RSIS

Senior Advisors

May Lwin

WKWSCI Chair

Charles Salmon

HASS Associate Dean (Faculty)

Joseph Liow

HASS Dean



Publications


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​"New Year, New Normal" Factbook
 


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