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27 websites, 54 URL links spreading IS ideology blocked

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked 27 websites and 54 URL links in the Malay and English languages that spread Daesh ideology, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said the authorities had also contacted other social media platform providers to seek their cooperation in removing some accounts related to the extremism.

"MCMC contacted YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to seek their cooperation to remove one Twitter account, three Facebook accounts and six YouTube channels with 20 videos for the same reason," he told Bernama here today.

Salleh said MCMC has taken proactive steps not only to identify and block access to online media outlets that spread terrorist propaganda, but to identify individuals found supporting the ideology.

"Information obtained through MCMC's monitoring of social media outlets facilitated the identification of those found to support, sympathise or involved in the spread of such ideology for further action by police," he added.

It was reported yesterday that MCMC had blocked a total of 11 websites and 22 URL links in the Malay language that propagated Daesh ideology.


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