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“Like, Comment, Share… And Guilty as Charged” – Why Social Media Users should Relook at section 233 CMA 1998

Zulhuda, Sonny and Abdul Ghani Azmi, Ida Madieha (2021) “Like, Comment, Share… And Guilty as Charged” – Why Social Media Users should Relook at section 233 CMA 1998. In: International Conference on Family Law, Family Justice and Maqasid Al-Shariah (ICFL 2021)), 9th-10th Feb 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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The use of social media is a norm of communications today, especially among youths in Malaysia. The activity of creating, publishing and sharing of digital content through social media may lead to some legal consequences based on the laws currently in force on Internet, social media and other areas. This paper sets as an objective examining the extent of the application of section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 on social media-related offences making reference to cases decided in Malaysian courts. Even though not all those cases involve youths (either as accused or victim), yet they provide helpful guidance for all members of society who increasingly adopt digital lifestyle epitomised in the day-to-day use of social media. This case-based study is ultimately significant to help us understand the implications of law amid the changing circumstances brought about by the technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.66 Islam and freedom of speech
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P87 Communication. Mass media
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.6 Management information systems
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 11:09
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2021 11:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88444

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