Social Media

Bali to shush social media for Day of Silence

Mar 13, 2018

Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offense

Jailed Instagram model wants to trade secrets for freedom

Mar 1, 2018

A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons says she wants to exchange information on alleged Russian ties to the Trump campaign _ but she refuses to offer any such evidence, and it's not clear she has any

Vietnam jails blogger for anti-state propaganda

Feb 2, 2018

A doctor in Vietnam is sentenced to 4 years in prison for writings on social media that the court says tarnished the image of the country's leaders

Vietnam jails 3 activists for comments critical of state

Jan 31, 2018

A court in Hanoi has handed down jail term up to 8 years to three activists after finding them guilty of posting video clips on social media critical of the communist government

US teacher in trouble in Vietnam over offensive comments

Jan 31, 2018

Vietnamese authorities may fine an American teacher for making offensive comments about one of the country's most revered figures.

Thai student activist flees to avoid lese majeste charge

Jan 29, 2018

A student activist says in a Facebook post she fled Thailand after learning she had been charged with insulting the monarchy because she shared a BBC article about the country's new king

Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultan

Jan 22, 2018

The Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation

Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

Jan 12, 2018

Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia's capital against Facebook's blocking of accounts belonging to their group

Bare-bottomed Americans arrested over Thai temple photo

Nov 29, 2017

Two Americans who maintained a social media account called "Traveling Butts" have been arrested in Thailand after posting a photo of themselves at a famous Buddhist temple with their rear ends exposed

Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting

Oct 19, 2017

Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month

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