Man Ordered to Tweet Apology 100 Times

Did you ever have to write your apology on the blackboard 100 times in school for something you did wrong?

Well, think of this as the social media equivalent:

Social activist Fahmi Fadzil has been ordered by a court in Malaysia to apologize on Twitter 100 times, after claiming in a tweet back in January that one of his friends, who was pregnant, had been poorly treated by her employers at a magazine run by BluInc Media. [...]

The case was settled this week, and it seems he has escaped a heavy fine, but he has agreed to apologize 100 times over three days on Twitter. Fadzil has around 4,500 followers, a figure that will probably swell significantly as news of this case circulates across the Web.

At the time of writing, he had completed 19 of the tweets, which must say: “I’ve DEFAMED Blu Inc Media & Female Magazine. My tweets on their HR Policies are untrue. I retract those words & hereby apologize.”

Paul Sawers of The Next Web has the story: Link


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Does writing an apology 100 times actually make the person feel genuinely remorseful or merely humiliated and is acting from aversion or fear of consequence the same as conscience?
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