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Record voter turnout in Malaysia: People alleging poll fraud turn to social media

The ruling party in Malaysia won a slim majority in the May 5 elections, continuing a 56-year rule that many international observers had thought faced a serious threat this year from opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s three-party alliance.

But on the night of the elections, many users started tweeting, asking for international attention on allegations of cheating.

Some users took their frustrations to Facebook, with users switching their display photos to black.

But the ruling party, which won a slim majority, is not giving up the social media fight.

Here is a collection of the unrest unfolding on social media on the night of the 2013 Malaysian elections. Click on this Storify link.

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