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.
October 18, 2019
After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?
By Uzair Younus
Given the Syria debacle, one cannot rule out a tweet that abruptly announces the end of the war in Afghanistan.
August 20, 2019
Twitter Reveals China's Influence Campaign Targeting Hong Kong Protests
By Tami Abdollah
It’s the first instance of a U.S. social media company identifying a Chinese government-run disinformation campaign.
September 20, 2018
Could an Alleged Terrorist Be Spared the Death Penalty Because of Trump's Tweets?
By Catherine Putz
U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets could end up sparing Sayfullo Saipov life.
January 03, 2018
Trump’s Tweet Has Done Pakistan a Massive Favor
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
A Twitter tirade once again allows Pakistan to play the victim.
September 08, 2016
The Taliban’s Latest Battlefield: Social Media
By Austin Bodetti
The Taliban has drastically ramped up its presence on services like Twitter and WhatsApp in the past few years.
May 23, 2016
Indian Politics Is Virtually Everywhere
By Krzysztof Iwanek
In India, even the number of Facebook "likes" counts for politicians.
November 20, 2014
Could Indonesia Be an Internet Powerhouse?
By Matt Rusling
The potential is enormous, but a change in mindset will be needed.
October 04, 2014
5 Ways to Follow the Hong Kong Protests in Real Time
By Shannon Tiezzi
How to follow the Umbrella Revolution on social media.
September 15, 2014
On Twitter, ISIS Is More Popular Than China
By Zachary Keck
Also, China's "creeping invasion" and is India China circa 2001? Some general interest links.
August 03, 2014
Tweeting from Gaza
By Sonya Rehman
Sonya Rehman speaks with a young Palestinian on life in Gaza and the role of social media amid the devastation.
March 28, 2014
Colbert Under Fire for Anti-Asian Joke
By Zachary Keck
Using the hashtag #CancelColbert, social media users are calling for The Colbert Report to be cancelled.