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Twitter Reveals China's Influence Campaign Targeting Hong Kong Protests
August 20, 2019
Twitter Reveals China's Influence Campaign Targeting Hong Kong Protests
It’s the first instance of a U.S. social media company identifying a Chinese government-run disinformation campaign.
Twitter Reveals China's Influence Campaign Targeting Hong Kong Protests
Easter Day Terror in Sri Lanka: Geopolitical Implications
April 25, 2019
Easter Day Terror in Sri Lanka: Geopolitical Implications
The Islamic State-claimed attacks that killed nearly 400 people in Sri Lanka mark a watershed in South Asia’s terror landscape.
Easter Day Terror in Sri Lanka: Geopolitical Implications
Fake News in India and Indonesia's Elections 2019
April 09, 2019
Fake News in India and Indonesia's Elections 2019
In both countries, social media platforms are fertile ground for disinformation and hoaxes.
Fake News in India and Indonesia's Elections 2019
Facebook Waking Up to Genocide in Myanmar
September 21, 2018
Facebook Waking Up to Genocide in Myanmar
How many more will die before social media giants wake up and realize they have been complicit by failing to act?
Facebook Waking Up to Genocide in Myanmar
Facebook May Have Doomed the Political Career of Myanmar’s Top General
August 31, 2018
Facebook May Have Doomed the Political Career of Myanmar’s Top General
A Facebook ban on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will have major ramifications.
Facebook May Have Doomed the Political Career of Myanmar’s Top General
Facebook: Strengthening Timor-Leste’s Democracy
August 25, 2018
Facebook: Strengthening Timor-Leste’s Democracy
The recent elections are the first real opportunity to look at the public-facing use of social media by political parties.
Facebook: Strengthening Timor-Leste’s Democracy
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
May 01, 2018
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
In Pakistan the spread of misinformation is a much graver problem than the impact it might have on polling.
Could Facebook Data Leaks Impact Pakistan’s Elections?
The Facebook Scandal Reveals the Philippines’ Cyber Vulnerability
April 20, 2018
The Facebook Scandal Reveals the Philippines’ Cyber Vulnerability
The Philippines is one of the world’s most social media-active countries. That makes it one of the most vulnerable.
The Facebook Scandal Reveals the Philippines’ Cyber Vulnerability
Chinese President Holds Talks with US Business Tycoons Ahead of Trump’s Trip
November 02, 2017
Chinese President Holds Talks with US Business Tycoons Ahead of Trump’s Trip
A closer look at the meeting and its significance.
Chinese President Holds Talks with US Business Tycoons Ahead of Trump’s Trip
Bangladesh Fights Malicious Facebook Postings, Online Hate
December 12, 2016
Bangladesh Fights Malicious Facebook Postings, Online Hate
The country finds itself on the frontlines of a new war.
Bangladesh Fights Malicious Facebook Postings, Online Hate
North Korea’s Illicit Internet
June 11, 2016
North Korea’s Illicit Internet
A brief history of the internet in North Korea -- and North Korea's private intranet.
North Korea’s Illicit Internet
Indian Politics Is Virtually Everywhere
May 23, 2016
Indian Politics Is Virtually Everywhere
In India, even the number of Facebook "likes" counts for politicians.
Indian Politics Is Virtually Everywhere
Mark Zuckerberg's Wooing of China
March 20, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg's Wooing of China
The Facebook founder is still trying to gain access to the Chinese market.
Mark Zuckerberg's Wooing of China
Facebook’s China Push
December 11, 2014
Facebook’s China Push
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg seems intent on breaking into the China market, but at what cost?
Facebook’s China Push
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
November 20, 2014
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
The potential is enormous, but a change in mindset will be needed.
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
October 08, 2014
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
Tajik authorities have apparently blocked access to 200 sites.
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
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