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Media expert disagrees pro-establishment overwhelmed in cyberspace - The Mole

KUALA LUMPUR – Jan 23, 2017: A media expert has expressed disagreement with the research finding quoted by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that indicated the current percentage of cybertroopers in support of the government as being very low. Social media researcher Shahnon Mohamed Salleh of the Centre of Media and Information Warfare Studies, UiTM told The Mole that the 6.6 percent cited by the research as the portion of cybertroopers who support the government could not be accurate. He said his academic team’s studies suggested that the percentage should instead at least be at 16 to 20 per cent. “Based on our studies between 2015 and 2016, the number of pro-establishment cybertroopers is higher than what was announced yesterday. It’s not that bad. Generally, it’s hard for us to accept such a low percentage. “It’s not that we want to contest the findings. But, if possible, we would like to verify the process of the research quoted by our deputy prime minister to en…