Political participation through social media in Malaysia: a review of literature / Wardatul Hayat Adnan and Raz Azira Md Ramly

Hayat Adnan, Wardatul and Md Ramly, Raz Azira (2021) Political participation through social media in Malaysia: a review of literature / Wardatul Hayat Adnan and Raz Azira Md Ramly. Journal of Media and Information Warfare (JMIW), 14 (2): 8. pp. 122-128. ISSN 1985-563X


The advancement of technologies nowadays is becoming important in political participation. As the
game changer in political participation nowadays are impacted from new technologies generally and
social media specifically. Social media application has significantly played a significant role in
government decision. Changing of trend in debating and making decision on any political participation
has now aggressively been done through social media. The usage of cyberspace relating to political
participation in Malaysia has been increasing since 1990’s. Therefore, the present study will proceed
with an overview of social media impact towards political participation in Malaysia. Series of literature
review conducted to identify the impacts and trends in Malaysia. In addition, related policy pertaining
to social media and politics also will be further elaborate for better understanding on policy matters.
The increase of political participation through social media in Malaysia witnessed the trend of more
integrated social media tools usage which need to be taken as an important tool in monitoring and
winning the society in Malaysia politics game plan. In addition, there are some distinguishable in the
development of social media use in politics participations among Malaysian. This evolutionary seems
to be useful to understand very different social and political participation using very different levels of
technological sophistication that can deliver faster information at almost real time.


Item Type: Article
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Hayat Adnan, Wardatul
Md Ramly, Raz Azira
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and organizations > Social groups. Group dynamics > Social networks > Online social networks
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Media and Information Warfare (JMIW)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Media and Information Warfare (JMIW)
ISSN: 1985-563X
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 122-128
Keywords: Social Media, Political participation, public Malaysia
Date: December 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46935
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