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Laos Establishes Task Force to Police Social Media Platforms
June 03, 2021

Laos Establishes Task Force to Police Social Media Platforms

By Sebastian Strangio
The Lao communist authorities fear that Facebook could become an incubator of anti-government sentiment.

More Than News: Newsletters on Indian Politics Grow Under Lockdown
May 03, 2021

More Than News: Newsletters on Indian Politics Grow Under Lockdown

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A shortlist of the best newsletters on Indian politics.
Social Media Is Blurring the Lines of National Sovereignty
April 23, 2021

Social Media Is Blurring the Lines of National Sovereignty

By Maxwell Lowe
The global ubiquity of social media has undermined the integrity of territorial boundaries.

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
April 09, 2021

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the social media giant, the past year has seen more than 11 million Tweets featuring the #MilkTeaAlliance hashtag.

What’s in Cambodia’s New Internet Gateway Decree?
February 24, 2021

What’s in Cambodia’s New Internet Gateway Decree?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move exacerbates ongoing concerns about Internet freedom and its effects on the country's political dynamics ahead of elections in 2022 and 2023.

Tech Companies Can’t Stay Out of National Security — Irrespective of What They Want
January 08, 2021

Tech Companies Can’t Stay Out of National Security — Irrespective of What They Want

By Jacob Parakilas
The January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob once again brings the role of social media in maintaining public security and safety to the foreground.

At War Online: South Korea and China
December 24, 2020

At War Online: South Korea and China

By Troy Stangarone
On the battlefields of social media, conflicts between citizens of China and South Korea are increasingly common.
Aim Sinpeng on the Dynamics of Social Media in Southeast Asia
December 22, 2020

Aim Sinpeng on the Dynamics of Social Media in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
"The Internet and social media’s arrival in the region have led to unprecedented levels of grassroots activism across societies."

Tech Giants Accused of ‘Industrial Scale’ Censorship in Vietnam
December 01, 2020

Tech Giants Accused of ‘Industrial Scale’ Censorship in Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Hoping to preserve their access to a lucrative market, Facebook and YouTube have been increasingly willing to censor "anti-state" content.

More Evidence Emerges of Thai Royalist Influence Campaign
December 01, 2020

More Evidence Emerges of Thai Royalist Influence Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
Thousands of recently-created Twitter accounts beamed out royalist hashtags intended to counter rising online mockery of the monarchy.

Twitter Suspends Sock Puppet Accounts Linked to Thai Military
October 09, 2020

Twitter Suspends Sock Puppet Accounts Linked to Thai Military

By Sebastian Strangio
Given how central social media networks have become to political life in Southeast Asia, it is no surprise that the region's governments are trying to manipulate and control them.
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.

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