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Confronting Digital Authoritarian­ism Through Digital Democracy: Lessons From Taiwan

Confronting Digital Authoritarian­ism Through Digital Democracy: Lessons From Taiwan

By Michael Caster
Taiwan bears the brunt of foreign information manipulation from China. In response, it has embraced transparency and civic participation.

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism

By Brian Nemo and Alice Larsson
Digital rights in Vietnam are declining as a new system of surveillance and control has emerged in the country, with the support of Western tech giants.
Myanmar Is the Leading Edge of Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Myanmar Is the Leading Edge of Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

By Brian Nemo
The military junta is introducing Southeast Asia to the Chinese model of state surveillance and information control.

Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report

Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
It will soon introduce restrictions on which social media accounts can post news-related content.

The US-ASEAN Summit Should Prioritize Internet Freedom

The US-ASEAN Summit Should Prioritize Internet Freedom

By Michael Caster
Washington should use the upcoming Special Summit to take a firm stand against the rising digital authoritarianism in Southeast Asian nations.

Is Thailand Ready for the Metaverse?

Is Thailand Ready for the Metaverse?

By Tita Sanglee
The next digital revolution carries great promise for the country and its people, but also great peril.

How China Helps the Cuban Regime Stay Afloat and Shut Down Protests

How China Helps the Cuban Regime Stay Afloat and Shut Down Protests

By Leland Lazarus and Evan Ellis
Chinese companies have played a key part in building Cuba’s telecommunications infrastructure, a system the regime uses to control its people, just as the CCP does within its own borders.
Can Taiwan Provide the Alternative to Digital Authoritarianism?

Can Taiwan Provide the Alternative to Digital Authoritarianism?

By Melissa Newcomb
China and Taiwan are becoming digital states in parallel — China as a digital authoritarian regime, and Taiwan as a digital democracy.

Facebook Removes Pages and Accounts Linked to Thailand’s Military

Facebook Removes Pages and Accounts Linked to Thailand’s Military

By Sebastian Strangio
The offending accounts targeted users in southern provinces that are home to a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency.

Thailand’s Creeping Digital Authoritarianism

Thailand’s Creeping Digital Authoritarianism

By Brian Nemo and Gerard McDermott
Since the military coup of 2014, Thailand has developed one of the most sophisticated systems of digital surveillance in Southeast Asia.

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