MCMC & PDRM urge TikTok, Meta to step up monitoring of harmful content on their platforms

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Yesterday, we reported how Meta and TikTok have pledged their commitments to monitor fake news and 3R (race, religion, royalty) issues on their platforms following a meeting with MCMC and the Communications Ministry. Today, MCMC and PDRM released a joint statement following up on the matter, urging the 2 companies to step up monitoring of harmful content.

In a press release, PDRM and MCMC said that there has been a surge in harmful online content recently. In fact, for the first 3 months of 2024, 51638 cases were referred to online platform providers for further action, an increase from the total 42904 cases in the whole of last year. 



TikTok and Meta are also urged to effectively address 3R-related content by referring to platform guidelines and Malaysian laws. Furthermore, the 2 companies are urged to curb coordinated inauthentic behaviour, as well as monitor and take immediate action on harmful content such as scams and illegal online gambling. 

According to the statement, TikTok and Meta have been required to provide a comprehensive improvement plan and strategy, as agreed upon in the meeting yesterday. Speaking of which, the meeting was a concerted effort by MCMC together with various departments and enforcement agencies. 

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