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Gobind: 3,877 fake social media accounts detected, 78pct deleted

Bernama

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Modified 2 Dec 2019, 6:11 am

A total of 3,877 fake accounts on social media have been detected, 78 percent of which have been deleted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as of September, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (photo) said the main factor for the deletion of these accounts was because they were created for the purpose of disguise.

“The deletion of these social media accounts was done with the cooperation with the social media platform providers in accordance with the terms and conditions set by them.

“Meanwhile, a total of 1,564 links and content believed to have elements of cyber-bullying were detected by the MCMC and 63 percent have been successfully deleted,” he said during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here.

He was responding to a question from Ismail Sabri Yaakob (BN-Bera) who wanted to know the number of social media account owners who have been blocked and the reasons for it.

- Bernama

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