Facebook suppresses satire page TTKM for taking aim at DAP

According to Facebook, the page carried a contentious post that violated its policies on nudity and sexual activity, adding that the limit was activated to prevent disruptive and abusive remarks from commenters. Source (pic): TTF

Zaidi Azmi

At the height of its popularity, a single political satire post by anonymous group Tentera Troll Kebangsaan Malaysia (TTKM) reached tens of thousands of fans at Facebook. 

But it can no longer be the case, not because TTKM has seen support for it waning but rather due to a peculiarly-done suppression by Facebook.

The administrators of the TTKM page state that the temporary feature limit implicating their page was placed after it shared a post highlighting the alleged hypocrisy of DAP politicians over their silence over a rape allegation implicating one of them.


According to Facebook, the contentious post had violated its policies on nudity and sexual activity, adding that the limit was activated to prevent disruptive and abusive remarks from commenters.

“These limits are usually triggered when someone is adding too many friends outside of their network, sending repetitive messages, or posting too frequently in groups,” was Facebook’s reply to the administrators.

TTKM’s administrators, however, rubbished the explanation because the post had zero nudity of sexual content since it was a collage of screen grabs of news headlines and anti-rape statements uttered by DAP politicians when they were in the opposition.

One of the statements was from now minister Yeo Bee Yin, who on June 3, 2014, called for immediate police action against 38 individuals who were investigated for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Kelantan.

“We suspect our page has been buried because we shared the post from the Korek Korek page which criticised the DAP over the alleged rape of an Indonesian maid by a DAP assemblyman,” one of the administrators said.

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