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2021/02/02 | Xiaochen Su

GameStop and the Social Media-fication of Finance

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.

2020/04/03 | The Conversation

Social Media Platforms Can Do More to Tamp Down Coronavirus Misinformation

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

2018/06/28 | AsiaGlobal Online

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

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

2018/05/22 | AsiaGlobal Online

Drones, Data and Preempting Epidemics

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

2018/04/14 | New Mandala

OPINION: Social Media is Running Roughshod over Rural Malaysian Politics

Technological change is reshaping traditional political loyalties in Malaysia.

2017/12/01 | Damien Spry

Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool to Undermine Democracy

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

2017/10/14 | Fan Liya

China’s Communist Youth League Decries Twitter 'Defamation'

Party’s youth wing reiterates it has no presence on one of the world’s largest social media platforms, but fails to step up to the plate and launch an official account.

2017/10/13 | Cedric Alviani

President Xi Nails Shut Chinese Internet's Coffin

New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China.

2017/09/10 | Ni Dandan

Chinese Video Sharing Platform Stars Bypass China’s Fame Machine

The video-sharing platform gives rise to fan-made celebrities and a growing offline Anime, Comic and Games (ACG) community.

2017/09/09 | Lu Hongyong

The People Behind China State Media’s Viral Videos

The recent BRICS summit has given government mouthpiece Xinhua a chance to launch its latest charm offensive.

2017/09/06 | Zeng Yuli

Why Young Chinese Are Crazy About Online Stickers

Web-savvy ’90s kids are defying social etiquette — and internet controls — with a barrage of self-created, sarcastic stickers.

2017/09/01 | Kenrick Davis

Backstage With China’s Smooth-Talking Emcees

With booming voices and winning smiles, commercial event hosts chase fame and fortune in a shrinking offline industry.

2017/08/30 | Rosemary Chen

Robin, the Taiwanese Chatbot Using AI to Talk to Customers in the Local Lingo

'The reason that chatbots are popular right now is not only due to technical innovation, but even more so due to the social media revolution,' says Professor Lee Hung-yi.

2017/07/03 | Zeng Yuli

Why Are China’s Old and Young at Each Other’s Throats?

Too often China's youth-dominated online culture dismisses the country’s elderly as grumpy old men and women.

2017/06/23 | Chen Na

Chinese Millennials’ Ferocious But Fragile Appetite for Viral Stores

China’s social media savvy food and drink establishments are enjoying hours-long queues, but experts warn their business model is vulnerable.