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Government mulls authorising MCMC to remove fake news, racist posts from social media


Gobind added the matter was still being discussed with the relevant parties and the new legislation was expected to be tabled at Parliament by July at the latest. — MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star

Gobind added the matter was still being discussed with the relevant parties and the new legislation was expected to be tabled at Parliament by July at the latest. — MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: The government is looking into the possibility of authorising the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to remove fake news and racist posts from social media, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said. 

He said it was among the measures discussed in line with the government's intention to enact legislation addressing the abuse of social media. 

   

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