What is Section 114A?
What is the purpose of Section 114A?
Section 114A deals with allegedly illicit or harmful content on the Internet. In short, the amendment enables law enforcement officials to swiftly hold someone accountable for publishing seditious, defamatory, or libelous content online.
- those who own, administrate, or edit websites open to public contributors, such as online forums or blogs;
- those who provide webhosting services or Internet access; and
- those own the computer or mobile device used to publish content online.
What is wrong with Section 114A?
- It disproportionately burdens average Internet users who are wrongfully accused of publishing seditious or defamatory content.
- It makes Internet intermediaries–parties that provide online community forums, blogging and hosting services–liable for content that is published through their services.
- It allows hackers and cyber criminals to be free by making the person whose account/computer is hacked liable for any content/data which might have changed.
- It is a bad law passed in haste and does not take into account public interest and participation.
To get more details on how Section 114A could affect you, check out the infographic below:
>>—> GET INVOLVED
There are many ways you can participate in Internet Blackout Day on Tuesday, 14th August:
Do keep sharing and spreading the awareness even after the Blackout Day! Many Malaysians need to know about this and let’s STOP 114A!
- Do you have a website or a blog? Get the pop-up code (link) to create awareness about 114A to your readers!
- Do you have Facebook? See how you can spread the awareness here.
- Do you use Twitter? Get the badge here to show your support.