Disinformation, Disunity, and Division in Southeast Asian Elections

The outcome of Malaysia’s 14th General Election in 2018 was not decided in the public forums, on television, or even in the streets. It was settled in WhatsApp chats, by chain messages, and on Facebook. The election saw the opposition led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad end the ruling Barisan National coalition’s 60-year rule of Malaysia. The result …

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