Sh*t just got real, people!
When the government said they will punish WhatsApp administrators if their members misbehave, they weren't kidding.
In fact, they have even released an official do's and don'ts guideline on Tuesday.
According to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the advisory, which was posted on their official Facebook page, applies to all messenger apps - not just WhatsApp - such as Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Telegram and even Viber.
Here's a basic rundown of what you should and shouldn't do:
What you should do:
What you shouldn't do:
- Set some basic ground rules when you set up a new chat group
- Always moderate the content
- If the chat veers off to the Dark Side, post cute cat pictures to ensure conversation stays on track
- Ban members who say stupid things
- Participate in hate speech
- Be an absent administrator, which means you have to bring your phone to the toilet with you
- Let conversations veer off to the Dark Side
- Feed the trolls
For the full list, you can check out MCMC's Facebook post below:
Last week, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari told Malay daily Berita Harian
in an exclusive interview that WhatsApp group administrators can be hauled to court
if they fail to stop their chat group members from spreading fake news.
Or if this whole thing is too complicated for you, take a cue from one of our writers and just quit the app entirely