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Where to Next in Australia’s Battle With Elon Musk and X?

Where to Next in Australia’s Battle With Elon Musk and X?

By Terry Flew
The Australian government’s battle with Elon Musk and X over violent content appears admirable, but will it change anything for those vulnerable to its harm?

Banning TikTok Won’t Solve the US Social Media Problem 

Banning TikTok Won’t Solve the US Social Media Problem 

By Matt Dagher-Margosian
While the Biden administration seeks to aggressively regulate TikTok, it has given up attempting to control disinformation on domestic social media companies.
Why Are Southeast Asia’s Young Voters Turning to Illiberal Populists?

Why Are Southeast Asia’s Young Voters Turning to Illiberal Populists?

By Imran Said and Alexander Berghaus
Recent elections have upended the assumption that young people are inherently more progressive than their elders.

TikTok Says it Regrets Indonesia’s Decision to Ban E-commerce Sales on Social Media Platforms

TikTok Says it Regrets Indonesia’s Decision to Ban E-commerce Sales on Social Media Platforms

By Edna Tarigan and Niniek Karmini
Indonesia banned goods transactions on social media platforms such as TikTok, accusing vendors of predatory pricing.

Social Media and the Fight For Political Influence in Southeast Asia

Social Media and the Fight For Political Influence in Southeast Asia

By Fitriani and Muhammad Habib
The use of digital communications platforms has transformed the region's politics – both for good and for ill.

Is It Really Wrong For Two Dogs To Get Married?

Is It Really Wrong For Two Dogs To Get Married?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
A lavish canine wedding briefly became national news in Indonesia, raising questions about how social media outrage shapes journalistic coverage.

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.
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.

China’s Growing ‘Twiplomacy’ in Indonesia

China’s Growing ‘Twiplomacy’ in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Despite being banned inside China, Twitter is broadening Chinese diplomats' engagements with the Indonesian public.

Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire

Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire

By Catherine Putz
The head of the state communications regulator was fired swiftly after popular social media sites and apps were restricted for failing to comply with data localization laws.

Laos Establishes Task Force to Police Social Media Platforms

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

More Than News: Newsletters on Indian Politics Grow Under Lockdown

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A shortlist of the best newsletters on Indian politics.

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