The United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted 352-65 to approve a bill requiring #TikTok either be divested from ByteDance, its Beijing-based owner, or face a nationwide ban. Meanwhile, in Malaysia, the government has indicated no immediate plans to enact specific laws to regulate social media platforms. The American move, however, has prompted Malaysia to examine the necessity to improve social media regulations.

Thank you Astro AWANI for having our fellow, Farlina Said, on #ConsiderThis with Melisa Melina Idris, to speak about the recent developments on this issue. She delved into concerns regarding #datacollection, #privacy, algorithm transparency, cross-border data flows, trust and perceived national security risks.

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