I think this is silly,
It followed this Berita Harian front page the other day,
Come on la.
If want to catch the real culprits, go and track down those who started the fake news, can or not?
Scare people from becoming Wassap admin for what?
I think this sorts of nonsense will only built more resentment towards the government.
Yes, spreading fake news is bad, but being seen as curtailing freedom of speech is even worse.
How the hell are they going to enforce this anyway?
For me, a much better way to stop the spread of false news is by giving out the real news in such a way that the people believe it more than the fake news.
By being more credible than the ones who spread the fake news.
Make people like and trust you so that they will listen and believe that the news you give them is the truth.
Read this post of mine from the other day to get some idea of how it can be done,
Facts don't win hearts
Anyway, back to that jailing Wassap admin stupidity, let me tell you that even if you are right, the more you try to suppress freedom of speech, the more people will hate you.
That's just simply the way people are.
This country is a democracy and therefore being liked is important, irregardless whether you are right or wrong.
The people hold the ultimate power because their votes will decide how it's going to be.
If they hate you, you are not going to get their votes. It's as simple as that.
Malaysians will hate you if you try to take their freedom away.
Sometimes, I don't really understand why some people in position of authority can't see this.
They seemed to want to do things the easy way.
Arrest, jail, sue, shut down, close down etc.
Are those the only ways they can think of in countering dissent?
Don't they realise that such tactics will backfire at the polls later on?
Why can't they be credible and smart in persuading people to trust them instead?
Well, never mind. I'm not paid to give these sorts of advice to such people, anyway.
So, let them continue to shoot their own feet.
Actually, I don't really give a shit about this Wassap nonsense.
I'm in only two Wassap groups now- one strictly for work with my colleagues and another one with my family members.
I don't really like Wassap groups.
Used to be in several of them but I quit because I can't tahan the nonsense that everyone wrote and share in them.
Everything want to share....as if I care what they are having for lunch, whether their kids are doing well in school, where they are going shopping etc.
The political nonsense shared in Wassap are the worst. So much bullshit.
But still, to stop people from airing their nonsense in such apps is equally bullshit.
Most people are not like me, okay. They love their bullshit and if you try to take it away from them, they would hate you for it.
Anyway, there are other messaging apps out there.
If they kacau at Wassap, can use the others.
I installed Line last month.
You can check it out here,
It's the most popular in Japan and Taiwan.
Here is a Japanese friend of mine welcoming me to Line.