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Microsoft survey finds Malaysian netizens among the ‘most civil’ online

Seems Malaysian netizens are fairly a well mannered lot: A brand new Microsoft survey has revealed that Malaysia ranks fourth out of 25 nations listed within the Digital Civility Index, with a 59% rating.

Of the highest 5 rankings, the UK got here in first with a 52% rating, adopted by Netherlands (56%), Germany (58%), Malaysia, after which america (60%).

In response to Microsoft, a better rating signifies decrease perceived civility or good behaviour amongst on-line customers, whereas a decrease rating denotes a better perceived civility. International locations with decrease perceived civility are South Africa (83%), Peru (81%), Colombia (80%), Russia (79%) and Vietnam (78%).

The Microsoft 2020 Digital Civility Index (DCI) was carried out to evaluate the extent of damaging behaviour and on-line interactions in addition to the Web dangers and ranges of ache related to the danger skilled by customers on varied social media platforms.

Within the listing of most typical dangers or undesirable types of interactions on-line, it was revealed that 25% of the 500 Malaysians (adults aged 18-74, and youngsters aged 13-17) concerned within the survey have skilled undesirable sexting.

Different types of undesirable interplay embrace on-line harassment which was skilled by 24% of respondents, adopted by hoaxes, scams and fraud (20%), trolling (19%) and hate speech (18%).

As for threat developments related to completely different types of incivility on-line, 98% stated they’ve suffered pains from on-line dangers and 76% apprehensive about experiencing the dangers once more. In the meantime, 68% stated they’ve skilled a type of on-line threat greater than twice and 43% revealed the dangers befell inside the previous week or month.

The report listed the 5 most painful forms of on-line dangers to the Malaysians surveyed, particularly injury to private status (95%), misogyny (91%), sexual solicitation (87%), cyberbullying (86%) and injury to skilled status (85%).

Of the subjects that drive essentially the most incivility on-line, 49% of Malaysians polled listed faith as essentially the most controversial matter, adopted by politics (39%), sexual orientation/race (37%), and bodily look (28%), with social media listed as the commonest on-line area for abusive behaviour, predominantly Fb, Twitter and Snapchat.

The corporate encourage customers to be part of its Digital Civility Problem to make the Web a safer area for everybody. It really helpful customers to take the time to pause earlier than replying to others on-line and to respect cultural variations.

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