PM’s Telegram account hacked

I was asked by FreeMalaysiaToday to comment about the effect of the hacking of the Prime Minister’s Telegram account. I said-

Commenting on the matter, lawyer Foong Cheng Leong said the biggest concern in such incidents was the spread of misinformation and the scale of damage it causes.

“If someone uses the account to spread fake news, people could screenshot it and make it go viral. That’s the main danger,” he told FMT.

However, he said it was unlikely that the government would use such platforms when disseminating confidential information.

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