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Overcoming The Infodemic In ASEAN

Spreading at least as quickly as the COVID-19 virus, an ‘infodemic’ has infected large swaths of media and information exchange across ASEAN. Massive amounts of information, including rumours, misinformation and disinformation have reached millions of people who are hoping to understand how to stay safe ...

Cyberbullying On The Rise

Bullying has always been a problem for many people and societies since time immemorial. Now, with the increase of social media usage around the world, bullies have taken to the internet to proceed with their evil deeds. While technology has improved our lives in general, it ...

Chulalongkorn research reveals 15 biggest risks on social media

Most people spend on average three and half hours to eight hours a day online, with the four main activities being entertainment, connection, reading news and work or school matters, Dr Phnom Kleechaya, an assistant professor at the Faculty of Communication Arts at Chulalongkorn University, ...

The Nation Reporter

Dictating the internet

Disinformation or freedom of expression? Hate speech or free speech? Threat to national security or whistleblowing on corruption and tyranny?These time-honoured debates have assumed a new urgency in the internet era, where digital privacy is under attack and fake news sometimes comes from the same ...

Anti-fake news centre pins blame on elderly

About 500,000 items of suspected fake news were spread on social media over the past month, with the elderly found to be the biggest culprits, Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta said on Monday.He said the ministry’s anti-fake news centre has detected some half ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand tops global digital rankings

Thailand ranked No.1 for mobile banking users, second for ownership of cryptocurrency, and third in mobile commerce, according to the Global Digital Report 2019. Conducted by social media management platform Hootsuite and global agency WeAreSocial, the Global Digital Report 2019 found there are 49 million ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Social media to play major role in vote

For the first time since the last general election five years ago, Thailand is witnessing the fast-growing power of social media platforms, especially among young voters, indicating the polls expected in March this year will be significantly influenced by Line, Facebook, Twitter and other non-traditional ...

Asina Pornwasin

Thai PM embraces social media ahead of election, including criticism

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is exploring the social networking universe in what is seen as a move to get a head start in the popularity stakes before a long-awaited general election that is supposed to take place next year.Keep reading ...

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