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Malaysia to Probe Social Media Firms For ‘Blocking’ Pro-Palestine Content

Malaysia to Probe Social Media Firms For ‘Blocking’ Pro-Palestine Content

By Sebastian Strangio
Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil's warning comes two weeks after he blamed TikTok for failing to remove defamatory or misleading content from its platform.

Is China Killing Its Fledgling Golden Geese?

Is China Killing Its Fledgling Golden Geese?

By Jeremiah May
The East Asian countries that escaped the middle income trap did so on the backs of strong private enterprises. China is hamstringing its own corporate giants.
Malaysia Warns TikTok Over Breaches of Local Laws

Malaysia Warns TikTok Over Breaches of Local Laws

By Sebastian Strangio
The Chinese-owned short video app has hit a number of recent roadblocks in its bid to expand its Southeast Asian operations.

Indonesia’s ‘Losers’ Reshape Policy as TikTok Exits Online Retail

Indonesia’s ‘Losers’ Reshape Policy as TikTok Exits Online Retail

By Rania Teguh
For all its short-term benefits, such protectionism will not benefit the country's economy in the long run.

TikTok Culls Social Media Business Platform in Indonesia

TikTok Culls Social Media Business Platform in Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came after the Indonesian government announced an immediate ban on commerce transactions on social media platforms.

Indonesia Bans E-Commerce on Social Media Networks

Indonesia Bans E-Commerce on Social Media Networks

By Sebastian Strangio
The ban is set to impact the Chinese social media network TikTok, which has launched an aggressive expansion into the e-commerce space.

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.
Australian Senate Committee Recommends Government Ban on TikTok be Extended to WeChat

Australian Senate Committee Recommends Government Ban on TikTok be Extended to WeChat

By Rod McGuirk
The committee found that China and other authoritarian regimes continue to pose an unacceptable risk to democracies through targeted online disinformation campaigns.

Former ByteDance Executive Says Chinese Communist Party Tracked Hong Kong Protesters via Data

Former ByteDance Executive Says Chinese Communist Party Tracked Hong Kong Protesters via Data

By Zen Soo
Yintao Yu, formerly head of engineering for ByteDance in the U.S., said in a court filing that the company had a “superuser” credential for a committee of CCP members.

TikTok and Beyond: How China’s Ascendancy in Digital Technology Challenges the Global Order 

TikTok and Beyond: How China’s Ascendancy in Digital Technology Challenges the Global Order 

By Marina Yue Zhang
This isn’t just a feud between two great powers; it’s a competition for a new world order in cyberspace.

The TikTok Ban Is Mired in a Stalemate in US Congress

The TikTok Ban Is Mired in a Stalemate in US Congress

By Jiachen Shi
The idea of a TikTok ban may seem to have bipartisan support, but that belies the complicated political calculations going on behind the scenes.
Why US Policymakers Must Take a Surgical Approach to TikTok Concerns

Why US Policymakers Must Take a Surgical Approach to TikTok Concerns

By Ryan Nabil
Wholesale banning of an entire social media platform could have serious implications for the future role of the government in regulating how Americans use the internet. 

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