It’s Feeling Chilly in Malaysia: References from talk
It’s feeling chilly in Malaysia: Internet-led politics journalism, “fake news” and conspirational publics
By Dr. Niki Cheong
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
Research Talk at Centre for Participatory Culture, University of Huddersfield
3 March 2022
Concepts and ideas presented in the lecture were drawn from the following publications:
Cheong, N. (2019). Cybertroopers and the online manipulation of political communication: The Barisan Nasional years (PhD thesis).
Cheong, N. (2020). Disinformation as a response to the “opposition playground” in Malaysia. In A. Sinpeng & R. Tapsell (Eds.), From grassroots activism to disinformation: social media in Southeast Asia (pp. 63–85). ISEAS Publishing.
Cheong, N. (2021). Internet-led political journalism: Challenging hybrid regime resilience in Malaysia. In J. Morrison, J. Birks, & M. Berry (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Political Journalism. Routledge.
Johns, A., & Cheong, N. (2019). Feeling the Chill: Bersih 2.0, State Censorship, and “Networked Affect” on Malaysian Social Media 2012–2018. Social Media + Society, 5(2), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305118821801
Johns, A., & Cheong, N. (2021). The affective pressures of WhatsApp: from safe spaces to conspiratorial publics. Continuum, 35(5), 732–746. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2021.1983256
Other cited literature:
Lim, G. (2020). SECURITIZE/COUNTER-SECURITIZE The Life and Death of Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Act. Data & Society Report.
Lim, J. B. Y. (2017). Engendering civil resistance: Social media and mob tactics in Malaysia. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 20(2), 209–227. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877916683828
Mohd Azizuddin, M. S. (2014). The Social Media Elections in Malaysia: The 13th General Election in 2013. Kajian Malaysia, 32(1), 119–148.
Steele, J. (2009). Professionalism Online: How Malaysiakini Challenges Authoritarianism. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 14(1), 91–111. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940161208326927
Tapsell, R. (2018). The Smartphone as the “Weapon of the Weak”: Assessing the Role of Communication Technologies in Malaysia’s Regime Change. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 37(3), 9–29. https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jsaa/article/view/1146/1153
Weiss, M. L. (2017). Going to the ground (or AstroTurf): a grassroots view of regime resilience. Democratization, 24(2), 265–282. https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2016.1160059
Welsh, B. (2011). People Power in Malaysia: Bersih Rally and Its Aftermath. Asia Pacific Bulletin, 128.