Malaysia to Act Against Meta Over “Undesirable” Content


Malaysia will take action against U.S. tech giant Meta over its refusal to comply with the country’s rules, the country’s communications regulator said.

Despite requests for cooperation, Meta, Facebook’s parent company, had refused to take down harmful content, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said in a statement on Saturday.

“Meta has been informed and flagged regarding harmful content exchanged on its platform. However, the company’s failure to eliminate such content promptly and effectively without proper control measures can lead to a violation of Malaysian laws,” it said.

Malaysian officials have expressed concern in recent months over the proliferation of harmful content on social media platforms in the country, which has threatened to upset the harmony between its different racial and religious groups.