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