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Nation 08 Sep 2017 | 2:38 PM

Fight of Gods: MCMC blocks access to Steam

?PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked access to popular gaming platform Steam following controversy over the video game "Fight of Gods".

Nation 07 Sep 2017 | 2:33 PM

Video game 'Fight of Gods' to be disabled within 24 hours

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will be asking the platform provider for the video game "Fight of Gods” to disable downloads for Malaysian users within 24 hours, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

World 04 Aug 2017 | 6:11 PM

Thai journalist accused of sedition says charge creates 'chilling effect'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An award-winning Thai journalist accused of sedition over online comments critical of the junta said on Friday that the charge created a "chilling effect" amid an ongoing crackdown on critics of the military government.

World 28 Apr 2017 | 6:04 PM

Thai baby's murder on Facebook puts online controls under scrutiny

PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down.

Nation 25 Apr 2017 | 7:18 AM

Police report lodged over crude Facebook posting about Azalina

PETALING JAYA: A police report has been lodged against the owner of the Otai Bersih Facebook account over a crude posting targeting Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

Nation 28 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘It is about brand safety and visibility’

PETALING JAYA: Companies are worried about using advertising networks because they fear their advertisements may be placed alongside offensive content.

World 14 Mar 2017 | 7:49 PM

Germany plans to fine social sites if they don't remove hate speech

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Justice Minister on Tuesday put forward a new draft law calling for social networks like Facebook to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53.15 million).

World 07 Mar 2017 | 11:01 PM

German court rejects injunction for Facebook in Syrian selfie case

WUERZBURG, Germany (Reuters) - A German court rejected a temporary injunction against Facebook on Tuesday in a case brought by a Syrian refugee who sued the social networking site for failing to remove faked posts linking him to crimes and militant attacks.

World 30 Aug 2016 | 12:10 AM

Germany wants Facebook to take initiative in fight against online hate

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government wants Facebook to be more proactive in monitoring and, if necessary, removing forbidden as well as offensive content from its social network platform.

World 18 Dec 2015 | 10:16 PM

Angolan president demands curbs on social media

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos called on Friday for a crackdown on social media, heightening concerns about the tolerance of dissent or political opposition in Africa's number two oil producer.