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Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?
November 23, 2020

Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?

By Sebastian Strangio
Reports of recent threats notwithstanding, such a move would invite massive blowback from the public.

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook
November 20, 2020

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook

By Joshua Mcdonald
The ban, agreed upon by the Cabinet, hasn’t come into effect yet but the plan has drawn sharp criticism. 
After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban
November 20, 2020

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban

By Edward Cavanough
The proposal follows a wave of online criticism of the Sogavare government, from its COVID-19 stimulus rollout to its relationship with China.

Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts
September 30, 2020

Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts

By Sebastian Strangio
After cannily manipulating Facebook in his campaign for the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte is intimating that he might shut the social network down.

Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte
September 23, 2020

Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte

By Sebastian Strangio
The accounts beamed out content supportive of the Philippine president and his daughter's possible presidential aspirations.

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content
August 01, 2020

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content

By Associated Press
According to Australia’s treasurer, “the future of the Australian media landscape is at stake with these changes.”

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime
July 09, 2020

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime

By Dien Luong
Vietnam’s government has been able to co-opt Facebook to act in its own interests – for now.
Australian Government, Media Companies Challenge Tech Giants Over Sharing Ad Revenue
May 22, 2020

Australian Government, Media Companies Challenge Tech Giants Over Sharing Ad Revenue

By Joshua Mcdonald
As tech giants rose, newsrooms suffered.

Facebook’s Apology for its Role in Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Riots Should Spark Change
May 15, 2020

Facebook’s Apology for its Role in Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Riots Should Spark Change

By Tasnim Nazeer
Facebook’s failure to remove hate speech and disinformation during the 2018 riots resulted in spurring on the deadly violence.

The Realpolitik of the Reliance Jio-Facebook Deal
April 29, 2020

The Realpolitik of the Reliance Jio-Facebook Deal

By Arindrajit Basu & Amber Sinha
No one can be sure about where this deal and its associated realpolitik will take us.

India's Upcoming Digital Tax: How Will Big Tech Cope?
August 21, 2019

India's Upcoming Digital Tax: How Will Big Tech Cope?

By Rohan Seth
India comes to term with an internationalizing digital economy.
Twitter Reveals China's Influence Campaign Targeting Hong Kong Protests
August 20, 2019

Twitter Reveals China's Influence Campaign Targeting Hong Kong Protests

By Tami Abdollah
It’s the first instance of a U.S. social media company identifying a Chinese government-run disinformation campaign.

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