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Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation
November 15, 2019

Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation

By Samuel Woodhams
Although stark across Asia, the rise of social media monitoring tools and disinformation campaigns is a global phenomenon.

Inside Afghanistan’s Online Battlefield
October 15, 2019

Inside Afghanistan’s Online Battlefield

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Social media provides another front for battle between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
August 10, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis

By Colleen Wood
Efforts to cover an unfolding political crisis in Kyrgyzstan struggle to balance accuracy with the need for up-to-date information.

Facebook’s Myanmar Troubles
October 27, 2018

Facebook’s Myanmar Troubles

By Luke Hunt
Scrutiny of the company’s alleged role in genocide in Myanmar has raised broader questions about social media in Southeast Asia.

Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections
August 31, 2018

Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections

By Dylan Stent
KBS recently began publishing articles describing how South Korea political parties have manipulated public opinion with social media.

Facebook: Strengthening Timor-Leste’s Democracy
August 25, 2018

Facebook: Strengthening Timor-Leste’s Democracy

By Corinda Hollis
The recent elections are the first real opportunity to look at the public-facing use of social media by political parties.

The Facebook Scandal Reveals the Philippines’ Cyber Vulnerability
April 20, 2018

The Facebook Scandal Reveals the Philippines’ Cyber Vulnerability

By Chester Cabalza
The Philippines is one of the world’s most social media-active countries. That makes it one of the most vulnerable.
The Rapid Rise of Censorship in Southeast Asia
January 19, 2018

The Rapid Rise of Censorship in Southeast Asia

By Nithin Coca
From Myanmar to Indonesia, governments are clamping down on the internet and social media.

Beware Duterte’s Troll Army in the Philippines
November 18, 2017

Beware Duterte’s Troll Army in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A recent report deepens concerns around the administration’s distortion of online information.

Narendra Modi: Social Media Master?
September 25, 2015

Narendra Modi: Social Media Master?

By Ankit Panda
Plus, Russia and Pakistan jet talks, India's new assault rifle, and Xi Jinping's pop culture knowledge. Links.

Hong Kong’s Activist Social Media Culture Under Threat
June 14, 2015

Hong Kong’s Activist Social Media Culture Under Threat

By Jennifer Zhang
Activists claim that authorities are using an ambiguous ordinance in a selective crackdown on free speech.
Fighting Terrorism on Social Media
March 13, 2015

Fighting Terrorism on Social Media

By Mina Sohail
Pakistan is trying to combat terrorist organizations online, with mixed results.

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