Social Media


LinkedIn Shuts Down InCareer, Its App for China

Voice of America

Seven years after entering China, the US-based LinkedIn shut down its China-focused job application, marking the exit of the last Western social media network to cease running in China.


Content Flow Across the Great Firewall on WeChat

East Asia Forum

The use of WeChat reflects the Chinese “circle culture” on social media — people tend to congregate in like-minded groups.


Tibetans Defy China to Celebrate Dalai Lama's Birthday Online

Voice of America

Although Beijing forbids possession and display of the Dalai Lama's image, Tibetans post photos of his feet, shoes, and his body in maroon-colored robes to celebrate his 86th birthday.


GameStop and the Social Media-fication of Finance

Xiaochen Su

Individual investors are fighting against the potential efforts of Wall Street to profit by exploiting and even worsening the economic misery of Covid-19, as it did during the 2008 financial crisis.


Social Media Platforms Can Do More to Tamp Down Coronavirus Misinformation

The Conversation

Social media companies have tried to limit coronavirus misinformation, but they can do more.


OPINION: Southeast Asia a Test Bed for Trust in Digital, 'Post-truth' Era

AsiaGlobal Online

The digital era is transforming the nature of trust and credibility in democratic Southeast Asia.


Drones, Data and Preempting Epidemics

AsiaGlobal Online

Data and technology is transforming epidemiology, but the field still has many unanswered ethical questions.

Tun Mahathir Mohamad 大馬總統

OPINION: Social Media is Running Roughshod over Rural Malaysian Politics

New Mandala

Technological change is reshaping traditional political loyalties in Malaysia.


Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool to Undermine Democracy

Damien Spry

Social media has transformed from a pro-democracy beacon to a powerful tool for meddling in elections.

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