MCMC - The Govt will not compromise on provocative content on social media


Today, MCMC posted on Facebook and made a promise to the public. The MCMC aims severely crack down on the 3R hate speech on social media regarding the "KK Supermarket Socks Controversy" and stated that it will never compromise or give in to the spread of overly provocative content on social media.

Recently, after the KK Socks incident triggered the emergence of inflammatory and inflammatory remarks, MCMC announced that it would cooperate with the Royal Malaysian Police in order to track and hunt down the account owners involved and bring them to court. MCMC reminds all parties to stop sending provocative content and avoid posting racially, royally and religiously sensitive content on social media.

According to MCMC statistics, there has been a significant increase in harmful content on social media and OTT platforms. In 2023, a total of 35,490 pieces of content were removed, and 27,115 pieces of content were removed in the first two months of this year alone. Harmful content includes hate speech, scams, illegal sales, gambling and fake news.

These contents pose a significant threat to Malaysia’s social fabric and institutions. Since January 2023, 2,004 pieces of hate speech involving racial, royal and religious sensitive content have been removed, which may lead to violence and discrimination. Meanwhile, 479 pieces of content that were provocative and racially, royally and religiously sensitive have been removed since March 13.

Please note that any sharing of malicious and threatening content is a violation of Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. Under the ordinance, offenders can be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed for one year or both.


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