Spinning the web of hate online: A critical review from the Malaysian laws

Syahirah Abdul Shukor, Nazura Abdul Manap, Maryam Rafiei

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In a multi-cultural society, living in peace and tolerance are keys to development and sustainable economy. Undeniably, the efforts taken by all stakeholders are essential in materializing the future and dream of a peaceful country. Since its independence, Malaysia has been struggling to maintain the unity and integration of the three main ethnics, the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians. Matters pertaining to media especially publications of printed presses are strictly supervised by the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, with the inception of the Internet, regulating content of the Internet might be impossible for the law makers. This paper examines how the emergence of social networking website such as Facebook, MySpace and even Tweeting have been misused by irresponsible Internet users in Malaysia. Spinning the web of hate online is like spreading virus to the netizens and yet, its impact if it is not well tackled by members of society, it might spark serious problem to the unity and harmony of ethnics in Malaysia. Next, this paper examines how law responds to problems arose on the Internet. Finally, this paper suggests that supervision and monitoring content of the Internet which promote hate online might be challenging but such problem needs to be tackled by the authorities with extra vigilant and full coordination with all authorities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume11
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

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  • Internet law
  • Regulate content and media law

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Spinning the web of hate online : A critical review from the Malaysian laws. / Shukor, Syahirah Abdul; Abdul Manap, Nazura; Rafiei, Maryam.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 28, 01.12.2015.

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