Cambodia has expanded government monitoring of social media to include apps like TikTok, WhatsApp and Telegram in a bid to target fake news. Though intended in part to combat misinformation about COVID-19, the announcement has raised concerns about a new wave of censorship of independent media and political opposition in the country.
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.
As protests in Thailand gain momentum, harsh laws and censorship have restricted citizens from engaging in meaningful political discourse. However, mounting protest campaigns on social media are putting the government on the defensive.
With access to technology growing fast, CCEducare works to increase Myanmar citizen’s familiarity with the digital world.
A Twitter war with Chinese nationalists has spawned the new “Milk Tea” alliance between pro-democracy social media users in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand. The new links signal the possibility of dialogue between pro-democracy movements that often struggle to gain ground.
ASEAN governments are seeing severe digital security breaches and violations of users’ privacy. Rather than improving cybersecurity, the region’s governments are using these threats to crack down on internet freedoms.
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.
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