MCMC Removed 1,454 Sensitive ‘3R’ Content From Social Media As Of March 2024

Most of them were on Facebook, followed by TikTok, and X (formerly known as Twitter).
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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in collaboration with social media platforms, took down 1,454 pieces of content related to race, religion, and royalty (3R) between January and March this year.

Bernama reported that according to Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching, the majority of this content comprised of hate speech about religion (727), followed by racial issues (588) and matters concerning the royal institution (139).

Teo expressed concern over the rapid increase, noting that in the same period last year, MCMC had removed a total of 1,633 3R-related contents.

The deputy minister revealed that Facebook had the highest number of flagged content at 731, followed closely by TikTok with 705 instances. There were also a few instances found on X (9), YouTube (5), and Telegram (4).

She highlighted the possibility of some users running fake accounts or ‘invisible hands’ to deliberately stir up anger and hatred by posting 3R-related content.

As a cautionary measure, she urged the public to be discerning users and not fall prey to manipulation by parties involved in spreading divisive 3R issues.

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