Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would be required to remove any hateful content within 24 hours under a draft bill approved by France’s National Assembly on Friday.
Google agreed on July 5 to change how it publishes New Zealand news after top officials in Wellington lashed the US tech giant for breaching court suppression orders in a high-profile murder case.
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc and other social media platforms agreed to take further steps to stop the spread of violent extremist content in Australia as global pressure increases following the live-streaming of the New Zealand massacre in March.
A New Zealand man who admitted redistributing the livestream video of the Christchurch terror attack has been sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Twitch Interactive Inc, the livestreaming platform owned by Amazon.com Inc, sued anonymous trolls who flooded the site last month with pornography, violent content and copyrighted movies and television shows.
Brenton Tarrant, the accused Australian gunman in the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand three months ago, pleaded not guilty to 92 charges stemming from the massacre and will stand trial i...
An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year.
Social activist group Jingga 13 Malaysia today urged members of the public to donate generously to a victim of the New Zealand terrorist shooting as he is now unable to work to support himself.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Christchurch shootings survivor Rahimi Ahmad will not be returning home to Penang for Hari Raya Aidilfitri as he is still recuperating.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — Rahimi Ahmad, one of the Malaysians wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings in March, will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri in New Zealand as he is still undergoing fo...
AUCKLAND, May 30 — New Zealand unveiled its inaugural “wellbeing” budget today in a move set to cement Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s reputation for compassionate leadership in the wake of th...
An Australian teen dubbed "Egg boy" for cracking an egg on the head of a controversial right-wing lawmaker said he has given almost A$100,000 ($70,000) donated for his legal expenses to support victim...
New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in the count...
Australian senator Fraser Anning, who attributed the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to Muslim immigration, has lost his seat in the senate.
INDUSTRY 4.0 is about how the entire globe is connected in an online, digital world.
PARIS, May 16 — World leaders and top technology firms unveiled a range of commitments yesterday to curb the posting and spread of extremist violence and hate speech on the internet, aiming to stop ...
Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies have joined a dozen countries in a global pledge to step up efforts to keep Internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organise extremist groups and broadcast attacks.
Facebook announced May 15 that it is tightening access to livestreaming to prevent the rampant sharing of graphic video as took place with the Christchurch massacre.
Facebook has announced that it will have stricter guidelines for users to follow if they want to make use of Facebook Live.
Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 — Facebook Inc said yesterday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of ...
French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern will on May 15 host other world leaders and leading tech chiefs to launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online.
Facebook Inc said on May 14 it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg hailed France's efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.
French authorities should have more access to Facebook's algorithms and greater scope to audit the social media company's internal policies against hate speech, a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron has concluded.
Being in a leftist party in Malaysia, one expects to receive brickbats from those who choose a political platform steeped in race and religion.
On April 21, 2019, the calm of Easter Sunday was shattered by gruesome bombings at several churches and high-end hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka, leaving some 250 people dead and at least 500 more injure...
Sometimes, I admit, we fail to appreciate the good work done by the police.
PETALING JAYA: This Saturday, thousands of Malaysians will be standing together against hate and intolerance at the first-ever #StandTogether Kindness Concert.
YouTube superstar PewDiePie opens up about how the tragic New Zealand shooting has affected him.
The world has seen yet another episode of violence where over 250 innocent people died in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21.
PETALING JAYA: In the true spirit of solidarity, a Muslim group visited a church, a Hindu temple and a Buddhist temple.
KUALA LUMPUR: Following the deadly terrorist attack at multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21, a Muslim group showed solidarity in the best way possible – by visiting a church themsel...
PETALING JAYA: A Muslim group visited a church as well as Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kuala Lumpur Sunday (April 28) to show solidarity with non-Muslims following the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka.
HATE, intimidation, abuse, domestic violence, body shaming, racist chants, peer pressure, religious coercion, disrespectful remarks from bosses, sexual harassment and indifference.
Last Sunday, Sri Lanka was under siege.
A burglar stole 11 guns from a police station in New Zealand, some of which were surrendered to authorities in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Christchurch, police said on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 ― MIC Youth today called for the Malaysian government to provide Sri Lanka with assistance, the party’s Youth leader R. Thinalan said today.
THE carnage in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been condemned by people everywhere.
Malaysian rock band Kyoto Protocol has performed hundreds of times, but never at a concert with a cause like this – to stand against growing hate and intolerance, with love and compassion.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said that introducing laws specifically to control social media might not be the right move.
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatic and extremist groups which promote terrorism among Muslims in the name of Isl...
PKR president Anwar Ibrahim today advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatics and extremist groups that promote terrorism among Muslims in the name of Islam.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatic and extremist groups which promote terrorism among Muslims in th...
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatic and extremist groups which promote terrorism among Muslims in the name of Islam.
The carnage in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been condemned by people everywhere.
SEREMBAN: Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya has condemned the the heinous bomb attacks targeting churches holding Easter services and hotels in Colombo last Sunday.
New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern said that she and French president Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.
Bukit Aman has stepped up security measures in the country following Sunday's bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, including increasing its surveillance outside places of worship nationwide.
IPOH, April 23 — The Perak state legislative assembly today adopted a motion to condemn the acts of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand and in Sri Lanka.
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu today described the Easter terror attack in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people as an act of cowardice against innocent people and called f...
GEORGE TOWN, April 22 — Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor, in condemning the Easter Sunday terror attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, has called on all Muslims not to be influ...
Malaysian politicians, like their counterparts across the globe, took to social media to condemn the bombings at several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, which have claimed close to 300 lives.
PETALING JAYA: A Christian group here has condemned the Easter Day terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka and affirms the right to worship safely.
I READ with a heavy heart some of the responses to the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire.
IPOH (April 16): The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, has described New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a stout-hearted woman with a courageous stand and strong sense of humanity.
Perak ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah has described New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a stout-hearted woman with a courageous stand and strong sense of humanity.
IPOH: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, has described New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a stout-hearted woman with a courageous stand and strong sense of humanity.
A YouTube fact-check feature which is meant to tackle misinformation accidentally tagged live broadcasts of a fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with details about the 9/11 terror attacks.
IPOH, April 16 — Perak’s Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah said speech and action that may lead to disputes between religions should be avoided to preserve the country’s stability and harmony.
All but one member of New Zealand's parliament voted on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after deadly shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.
Is the dream of one global Internet even still alive?
WASHINGTON, April 10 ― Is the dream of one global internet still alive?
On a small farm on the outskirts of Christchurch in New Zealand, Omar Nabi digs a small hole and sharpens a knife as he prepares to slaughter a sheep as a blessing to his father – a victim of the ma...
New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has described Facebook as “morally bankrupt“ and suggested his country follow Australia by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch shootings.
LETTER | The statement by Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah that Malaysia withdrew from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to stymie a coup d’etat bid spurred on by pow...
APRIL 7 — The statement by Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah that Malaysia’s withdrawal from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was a political move done ...
Australia will fine social media and web hosting companies up to 10% of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed "expeditiously" under a new law.
The man accused of carrying out last month’s terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges, reported the Anadolu Agency Thursday, quoting l...
“Almost every person we spoke to was in some stage of grief, trauma or shock,” says Charlotte Greenfield, the first Reuters correspondent to reach Christchurch, New Zealand, on the night a gunman ...
Australia’s Senate censured an independent right-wing lawmaker on Wednesday for his comments that New Zealand’s mosques shooting massacre which left 50 people dead was a result of letting “Musli...
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution that strongly condemns continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities...
Australia will legislate “tough” new laws to prevent social media platforms from being “weaponised” by terrorists and extremists who may use them to livestream violent crimes, such as the Christchurch terror attack.
Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms be fined 10% of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to a new law proposed by the Australian government.
Facebook on March 29 said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand.
Weeks before a gunman killed 50 Muslims in Christchurch, a man had threatened to burn copies of the Quran outside New Zealand mosques, in what community leaders said was the latest in a long list of t...
THE Christchurch massacre (Al Fatihah) is a wake-up call – in all sorts of way.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 — Facebook yesterday said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand.
Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms be fined 10 percent of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to...
COMMENT | Even before the blood spilt during the massacre in Christchurch had dried, an Australian senator made a blood-curdling statement, which earned him the severe condemnation he deserved, and la...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — The two Malaysians injured in the March 15 mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand were moved to another hospital yesterday for rehabilitation.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on March 28 welcomed Facebook’s move to curb support for white nationalism on its platforms but said more needed to be done in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Facebook Inc on Wednesday banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism, a move that drew qualified approval from New Zealand where a massacre of 50 people in mos...
Facebook Inc on March 27 banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism, a move that drew qualified approval from New Zealand where a massacre of 50 people in mosques was live streamed earlier this month.
Austria’s far-right Identitarian Movement received cash from the man charged with killing 50 people in mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said...
KUALA LUMPUR: Against the backdrop of the deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch, Malaysia and New Zealand are on the same page on the need to forge closer ties to fight terrorism.
VIENNA (March 27): Austria's government confirmed that there was a financial link between the shooter who gunned down 50 people in New Zealand and a white nationalist fringe group with a strong follow...
Against the backdrop of the recent deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch, Malaysia and New Zealand are on the same page on the need to forge closer ties to fight terrorism.This follows talks between...
GEORGE TOWN: The Christchurch terror attacks have opened the doors of those in New Zealand to Islam.
Against the backdrop of the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, Malaysia and New Zealand are on the same page on the need to forge closer ties to fight terrorism.
KUALA LUMPUR: Against the backdrop of the recent deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch, Malaysia and New Zealand are on the same page on the need to forge closer ties to fight terrorism.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Against the backdrop of the recent deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch, Malaysia and New Zealand are on the same page on the need to forge closer ties to fight terrorism...
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has agreed to strengthen bilateral ties with the New Zealand government to fight the “scourge” of terrorism, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
THE Solidarity4Peace rally at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday was a very pertinent response to the tragedy in Christchurch, New Zealand where Muslims at two mosques were gunned down, leaving 50 dead and m...
SEPANG, March 26 — New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters arrived today to begin a two-day working visit to Malaysia.
New Zealand’s largest news website, Stuff, cracked down on reader comments March 26 after the Christchurch mosque massacre sparked debate about how the media handles online hate.
Australia is planning to introduce new criminal penalties for social media companies that undermine public safety, after platforms such as Facebook carried footage of the deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand that were live-streamed by the gunman.
KUALA LUMPUR: New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is scheduled to make a two-day working visit to Malaysia beginning today, according to the the Foreign Minis...
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is scheduled to make a two-day working visit to Malaysia beginning today, the Foreign Ministry announced.
THE commonly held image of Islam as portrayed by the Western press is one of terrorism, wars, poverty, immigrants, persecutions and internecine wars, especially in the Middle Eastern countries.