Facebook blocks Malaysia’s anti-mega-tower page

Social networking site Facebook has blocked a fast-growing page set up by a group of Malaysians against the controversial 100-storey tower proposed by the government.

In just four days, the page attracts more than 30,000 fans, or about one in every 300 Facebook users in Malaysia. It aims to register one million fans.

While Facebook users can still join the ‘1M Malaysians reject 100-storey Mega Tower’ page, the page owners are however barred from posting any message on the site.

The anonymous owner has described Facebook’s action as a new form of Internet censorship.

“While new media offers room for social movements, the authoritarian governance by the Internet giants like Facebook has sunk to a new form of censorship,” said one of the creators of the page yesterday after discovering he was blocked from the site.

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