Welcome to the home on the web for the Decoding the Weaponizing of Pop Culture on WhatsApp in Singapore and Malaysia project. This site aims to provide updates on the progress of the research project between January and December 2019, as well as serve as a repository for the findings and outputs generated from the investigation.
This project focuses on Singapore and Malaysia to understand how internet popular culture is being weaponised on WhatsApp by the state, political parties, grassroots groups, and corporations. It is a collaboration between researchers from five universities across Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, and was awarded the Facebook Integrity Foundational Research Award. You can contact the team here.