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Content Sharing On Social Media Is A Shared Responsibility

20 Jul 2019
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) warns the public to not incite racial sentiments in relation to the video recording of a student bullied by a group of students, which is currently viral on social sites.

The public is instead asked to immediately report the video to authorities to enable further investigation.

Sharing of offensive and menacing content is an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998, which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a jail term not exceeding one year or both.

MCMC is working closely with social media platform operators to remove the video recording from being viral.

Meanwhile, MCMC urge the public to be more responsible in sharing or commenting on any information in the form of video, photograph or even text via social media. Sharing or commenting on unverified content will not only cause public confusion but can lead to unnecessary unrest in our multiracial country.

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