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Malaysia’s communications regulator has announced plans to issue warnings to social media giants TikTok and Meta over allegations of blocking pro-Palestinian content.
Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil expressed concerns over the reported content restrictions, emphasizing, “If this issue is ignored, I will not hesitate to take a very firm approach and stance.” The minister further highlighted that many had pressed the government for decisive action against these platforms.
Responding to the allegations, a representative from Meta categorically stated there was “no truth” to the claims, adding, “Our policies are designed to keep people safe on our apps while giving everyone a voice.” Meanwhile, TikTok has yet to comment on the matter.
This development comes in the wake of earlier concerns voiced by Minister Fahmi about TikTok’s compliance with Malaysia’s regulations and its efforts to tackle misleading content. TikTok responded to those concerns by pledging proactive steps to address the highlighted issues. A meeting between Fahmi and TikTok representatives is slated for next week to further discuss these concerns.