Block Facebook? Why not go the whole nine yards?

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants censorship of the Internet. ―  file pic
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants censorship of the Internet. ― file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 ― Just about a week after former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad called for the Malaysian Government to censor the Internet, Communication and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek declared that Putrajaya would look into the possibility of blocking Facebook in Malaysia.

Dr Mahathir’s call for censorship came about after Facebook blocked direct linking on its network to one of his blog posts.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Shabery said that there were 2,000 reports of abuse on the social media network, according to an article by national news agency Bernama published in The Malaysian Insider.

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