The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 7
Page No. 1343 - 1349

Freedom of the Internet in Malaysia

Authors : Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani, Muhammad Zaki Ahmad and Ratnaria Wahid

Abstract: Social media has been hugely popular among the youth through mediums such as Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Online news portals have become very dominant and mainstream in Malaysia overtaking the print and broadcasting media. Thus, the internet has given more democratic space to the people expression for and against the government and opposition. This study, studies about freedom of the internet in Malaysia, specifically in examining the political speech. Malaysia practises the policy of free cyberspace but still, there are many mechanisms to restrict political speech online. Some restrictions are justifiable such us on pornography and hate speech. There is a concern that the government restricts more that it should be. Ultimately, freedom of the internet is crucial for a more democratic Malaysia.

How to cite this article:

Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani, Muhammad Zaki Ahmad and Ratnaria Wahid, 2016. Freedom of the Internet in Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 11: 1343-1349.

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