- 66 per cent of Malaysians have experienced unwanted sexting.
- 62 per cent of Malaysians have encountered fake news.
- 45 per cent of Malaysians have been called offensive names online.
- 34 per cent of Malaysians have received persistent unwelcome demands to develop a romantic or sexual relationship.
Microsoft has released the findings of its latest Digital Civility Index (DCI), which is an annual survey that examines people’s attitudes and perceptions about online behaviour and interactions. The survey is conducted in 22 countries around the world, including Malaysia, with an aim to raise awareness of the real-world consequences of online risks. Globally, the DCI dropped by two points from the previous year, mostly caused by unwanted contact. Malaysia experienced a noticeable loss in DCI, falling to spots to #6 out of 22 countries surveyed. According to the survey, 53 per cent of Malaysians have been asked inappropriate or personal questions by a stranger online, 20 points above the global average. Other findings of note are as follows: