Bloggers registration can reduce dissemination of unverified and false information, experts say

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― The proposal to require bloggers and online writers to register with the Communications and Multimedia Ministry is likely to see a reduction in the current rampant dissemination of unverified and false information, according to academics and bloggers interviewed.

They felt that the registration would help create writers who were more ethical, aware and responsible for what they wrote and disseminated.

The director of the Centre for Malaysian Royal Institutional Studies Malaysia at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Prof Datuk Dr Ramlah Adam, said the proposal should be implemented immediately to ensure that writers remained ethical and responsible to themselves as well as to society and the nation.

“When there is that feeling, we can avoid defamation which can lead to disunity. All religions forbid disunity,” she told Bernama. Read more