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IGP satisfied with anti-IS efforts on social media

Earlier today, Masir said so far 800 Facebook accounts were blocked and 240 users arrested. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The police is satisfied with the Counter Messaging Centre (CMC)’s recent success in restricting Islamic State influence on cyberspace and its dedication in combating such threats on social media.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said this in response after Deputy Home Minister Datuk Masir Kujat told Parliament today that to date 3,871 Facebook accounts with suspicious links to terror groups were being monitored.

“It is a remarkable achievement since the centre went active recently.

“However it is still an ongoing effort, involving continuous monitoring by our officers and other government agencies to combat these ideologies on social media, be it locally or internationally,” he said.

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The Malay Mail Online