Friday, June 21, 2024

Minister Fahmi Fadzil, did the Malaysian government ask Facebook to remove my post? Was it because of Sg Bakap by-elections?

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil, did the Malaysian government ask Facebook to to remove my post? WHY? 

After all, it was just a MEDIA STATEMENT 'Malaysian must stop asking ‘secretly’ or otherwise Tik Tok to remove post and delete accounts of Malaysians - Accord the alleged suspect the Right To Be Heard and get a Court Order before blocking posts(or accounts) that allegedly break Malaysian law



MALAYSIA, Stop asking TIK TOK to CENSOR our posts - Government must ACT only when laws broken and according to LAW.


Was it done by the special task force to curb the spread of fake news on social 
media ahead of the Sungai Bakap by-election? 
- see also 

PKR, a government party contesting in Sg Bakap By-Elections - Is it right for government to set up 'task force against Fake News' for this election? Is it not a kind of 'campaigning'? Government should stay out elections? FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS please

IF NOT THE GOVERNMENT, then Minister Fahmi really must take action against Facebook and other social media Apps that practice 'censorship' - reminding them of Malaysia's commitment to FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, and telling them to not violate the rights of Malaysians.

Govt to form task force against fake news for Sungai Bakap polls

FMT Reporters-

Communications minister Fahmi Fadzil says the initiative is to address ‘irresponsible statements’ made during election campaigns.

Free Malaysia Today
Communications minister Fahmi Fadzil said monitoring of social media is usually carried out at the ministry level and by MCMC, as well as other agencies and departments.

PETALING JAYA: The communications ministry will set up a special task force to curb the spread of fake news on social media ahead of the Sungai Bakap by-election next month.

Its minister, Fahmi Fadzil, said the purpose of monitoring social media platforms was to address “irresponsible statements” made during election campaigns.

“Typically, during state seat by-elections or general elections, there are teams assigned to scrutinise these platforms,” Fahmi said as reported by Utusan Malaysia.

“This is carried out at the ministry level and by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), as well as other agencies and departments such as the information department.

“God willing, we will establish a committee for the upcoming by-election,” he said after an event in Nibong Tebal, today.

The Sungai Bakap state seat by-election will be held on July 6, with early voting on July 2.

Nomination of candidates will be held on June 22.

The by-election follows the death of Sungai Bakap assemblyman, Nor Zamri Latiff of PAS, who passed away on May 24 after spending over three weeks in intensive care due to stomach inflammation.

Yesterday, it was reported that there had been a sharp increase in the amount of restricted content in Malaysia, according to data from Meta’s transparency centre.

The number of restricted items found online rose from 536 in 2022 to 8,580 in 2023 – a 16-fold increase in just one year.

In its change log update for the period of July to December 2023, Meta found 4,700 restricted items comprising illegal gambling content, scams, posts on regulated goods, offensive 3R (race, religion and royalty) comments and cyberbullying.

The company said content was categorised as restricted in response to reports by MCMC. - FMT,6/6/6/2024


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