Aim Singpeng

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Aim Sinpeng is a Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, and is a co-founder of the Sydney Cyber Security Network and a Thailand country coordinator for the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. Her research focuses on the relationships between digital media, political participation and political regimes in Southeast Asia, and she has blogged extensively on this and other topics in Thai and Southeast Asian politics at New Mandala. Her latest publication, on Facebook politics in Thailand, appears in Pacific Affairs.

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2018/01/12 | Aim Singpeng

Fake News Haunts Indonesia's Growing Online Communities

A lack of faith in mainstream media and the failure to maintain democratic institutions is breeding fake news that tells you what to feel as well as what to think.

2017/11/06 | Aim Singpeng

Divide and Conquer: Authoritarianism and Cyberspace in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, only the Philippines ranks as having free internet access, according to Freedom House. Across the region, cyberspace has evolved into an arena in which the state and its societal opponents battle for power and control, with the former exerting greater and more sophisticated control over the latter.