More complaints of wrongful social media content

by | Jan 14, 2022 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

The Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (Content Forum), an independent organization that oversees and promotes self-regulation of content, stated that 412 or 69 percent of around 600 complaints it received was of inappropriate content on the Internet.

This was for the year 2021. In the year 2020 there were only 169 similar complaints, representing a significant growth in complaints.

Content Forum stated that by using the term social media, it involves content found on widely used platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat, among others.

Content Forum, in a statement, said that “These platforms contain a massive amount of unfiltered and unregulated content that users of all ages watch daily.”

Besides this, the bureau received complaints from the public via their portal, emails and letters on various content issues ranging from advertising and broadcasting to mobile use.

Content Forum advises users and content creators to practise self-regulation as a means of promoting a safe virtual space for all users.

The Forum stated that all social media platforms have community guidelines. If anyone breaches the rules, a user has a right to lodge a report or they may accordingly use their discretion to block, mute or unfollow.