Taking on the government used to be a daunting task. But it has been made easier with the internet and social media. What lessons can we learn from groups such as the anti-Kidex movement on how to take on the government in the digital age?
The Digital Circus
WHY do some “offensive” social media posts invite police action while others don’t? It would seem that it depends on who posts it, and who or what the post is about. Are double standards at play in the policing of digital freedom of expression?
The police will be setting up a Cyber Investigation Response Center to be more proactive in curbing “misuse of the internet”. Whilst social media content about the missing MH370 may be the impetus for the police’s plans, the implications for net users will go beyond how social media has been responding to the mystery and tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines plane.
IS the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees promising Internet freedom a strong enough protection for freedom of online information? Bernice Low suggests that we may have been taking it for granted all this while, and calls for clearer steps to protect such rights.
WHAT happens when someone steals your identity online as in the case of Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin? Do impersonator Facebook and Twitter accounts constitute identity theft? And what is being done and can be done about preventing these fake accounts?
ONLINE activities have become increasingly subject to criminal investigation in Malaysia. Conversely, old-fashioned offline activities like coffee shop talk remain relatively free of prosecution. Why is this happening? And what do online users need to know?
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak led the Barisan Nasional charge online in Malaysia’s first “social media election”. From the statistics, our prime minister appears immensely popular on social media. But do these statistics co-relate with the actual popularity or likeability of the Prime Minister? What is the true story behind these statistics?
IT’S not every day that one gets a personal greeting from the prime minister via e-mail or SMS. But when Datuk Seri Najib Razak did just that to over five million Malaysians for Chinese New Year in February 2011, he got flak from the DAP in Parliament for imprudent use of taxpayers’ dollars. Another DAP […]