Social Media

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

'Proof' of Rohingya-set fires in Myanmar fails inspection

Sep 12, 2017

A Buddhist abbot told reporters he had photographic proof that Rohingya Muslims had burned their own village in Myanmar, but the images were of two Hindus the journalists had met only hours before

After Taiwan stop, fugitive Red Bull heir's path a mystery

Sep 1, 2017

The statute of limitations on a hit-and-run charge has effectively expired against a fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy-drink fortune

Thai activist gets prison for posting BBC story about king

Aug 15, 2017

A court in Thailand has sentenced a student activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on the charge of lese majeste _ or insulting the monarchy _ for sharing a BBC article about the country's new king on Facebook

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