KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — A total of 91 cases involving the dissemination and publication of fake news on social media were recorded last year.
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry said of the total, 54 cases were resolved while 11 cases were brought to court for further action.
The number also saw a 12.5 per cent decline compared to the previous year due to the cross-coordination approach implemented by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) with various government agencies to counter the dissemination of fake news.
“In 2017, MCMC took action against 3,721 fake accounts identified in various social media platforms and nearly 80 per cent of them had been deleted from social media platform providers such as Facebook and Twitter,” the ministry said in a written reply in the Dewan Rakyat today. Read more