Facebook and Google are building two new undersea data cables linking Southeast Asia to the US, marking the latest attempt to improve access and infrastructure in major markets like Indonesia and Singapore.
Facebook’s reported compliance with the Vietnamese government’s censorship requests does not set an encouraging precedent. The practice is likely to encourage authoritarian regimes as more repressive governments may adopt similar strategies against the tech giant.
Rappler CEO and co-founder Maria Ressa has been arrested again, putting the Philippines’ record on press freedom back in the spotlight. With elections approaching, how well are voters prepared to combat the spectre of viral misinformation?
The Vietnamese government is accusing Facebook of violating a new cybersecurity law by refusing to remove content and pages that allegedly promote dissent.
Be careful about what you post. Lèse majesté laws could have been relaxed following the death of King Bhumbol but the ruling junta has taken them to the other extreme.
Fake news dominates Indonesia’s social media channels, prompting the government to step up measures to stop the misinformation that has already had dire effects on the country’s political landscape.
The Thai Government’s amendments to the Computer Crime Act represent their tightest restrictions so far on online freedom of expression. This is likely to be an indication of things to come as the junta prepares for a 2017 election, but hope may come from an unlikely source.
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