Kak Nora kembali dengan nasihat untuk bulan Ramadan ini. “Jangan makan hati dengan orang yang ting tong,” ujar idola tersohor Shanon Shah. Umat Islam “akan lebih senang berfungsi apabila dikelilingi dengan orang yang tidak ting tong. Dan moga-moga Allah memberkati usaha kita untuk membuat baik di dunia,” tambahnya lagi dalam artilkelnya yang menyentuh perkembangan di Malaysia.
Digital double standards – when are Facebook posts really criminal?The Digital Circus by Bernice Low
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?
More internet policing in store for MalaysiaThe Digital Circus by Bernice Low
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.
A kangkung leaf covering the nakedness of censorshipThe Digital Circus by Bernice Low
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.
Can the government ban Facebook?The Digital Circus by Bernice Low
EVER so often, a Barisan Nasional politician will call on the government to ban Facebook or impose stricter controls on the Internet. How much of an assurance, then, is the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees against Internet censorship?
Tackling online impersonationsThe Digital Circus by Bernice Low
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?
Najib and the social media illusionThe Digital Circus by Bernice Low
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?
The stories of Bersih 3.0Work in Progress by Hwa Yue-Yi
IF you’re a Malaysian reading this, you will have seen what happened at Bersih 3.0. Whether or not you were in Kuala Lumpur on 28 April, or glued to Facebook or Twitter, you must have encountered images, videos, or reports of the colossal rally that started as a festive sit-in and ended in tear gas. […]
Lessons in social media from Bersih 2.0By Tricia Yeoh
IN the days before and after the Bersih 2.0 rally for electoral reform, Malaysian social networks were buzzing like never before. Internet chatter was centred around the biggest campaign in town: the street march in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on 9 July 2011. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, users had a platform to […]
Defahmi and defamation onlineHolding Court by Ding Jo-Ann
THEATRE practitioner, writer and aspiring politician Fahmi Fadzil has become a minor celebrity after agreeing to tweet 100 times that he defamed a publishing company. Fahmi had published a tweet about a pregnant friend who purportedly resigned from Female magazine due to poor human resource practices by her employer, BluInc Media. In his 100-tweet apology, […]