Disclose investigations into Meta claim on police running ‘troll farm’, Guan Eng tells IGP
DAP national chairman Lim Guan Eng today urged Inspector-General Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani to speed up and make public investigations into purported links between Malaysia’s men in blue and fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram as alleged by tech giant Meta.
(MMO) – The Bagan MP said the allegations were a serious matter and the police must act swiftly to protect its credibility and integrity.
“The Royal Malaysian Police should not allow itself to be weaponised as a political tool to mastermind a troll farm that manufactures fake social media accounts supporting the current coalition government and regurgitates false corruption claims against government critics,” he said in a statement.
Meta — the company who owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp — disclosed in its Quarterly Adversarial Threat Report released August 4 that 596 Facebook accounts, 180 pages, 11 groups and 72 Instagram accounts had been found linked to the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), and have since been removed.