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S'pore PM hits back at social media

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Internet rules are necessary to restrain "pack behaviour" in social media and ensure civility between users, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in remarks released Wednesday. 

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is pictured in Tokyo on December 14, 2013

Speaking at a university forum late Tuesday, Mr Lee said social media raised the risk of an overreaction from the public when contentious incidents occur in the ethnically diverse city-state, with "unrestrained, anonymous viciousness".

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