• Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:03
    WhatsApp dirty tricks alleged in Brazil presidential race
    Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign on WhatsApp dominated Brazil's presidential election race on Thursday, turning attention to social media manipulation following abuses uncovered in the last US election and Britain's Brexit referendum.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Prayut will find online democracy harder to kill
    The PM has entered the world of social media, where equality and freedom rule
    opinion
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Prayut’s move into social media seen as stunt to boost popularity
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday showed strong signs of transitioning towards post-election politics, citing the need to carry out national reform and strategy.
    politics
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:00
    Parisian footwear with Thai flag colours triggers netizen outrage
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Foreign Ministry and concerned agencies to look into fashion footwear from Paris incorporating the colours of the Thai flags into its design, after it caused outrage among some social media users.
    national
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:10
    After bathtub-gate, Syed Saddiq tells press to focus on more important issues
    KUALA LUMPUR: Please focus on more important issues — this was the response from Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, after photos circulating on social media showing the Youth and Sports Minister soaking shirtless in a bathtub drew criticism from Malaysians.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:00
    Prayut gets a taste of acerbic social media as he comes on board
    PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha, who previously said his real happiness was staying away from social media, is now fully equipped with the famous platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as his personal website, but reaction from netizens might remind him that his first instinct had been the best.
    politics
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:59
    Syed Saddiq removes ‘bathtub’ post following backlash
    PETALING JAYA: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who posted a photo of himself soaking shirtless in a bathtub on social media, has drawn criticism from Malaysians.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 05 Oct 2018 02:00
    Bid to find middle ground in temple bell-ringing drama
    HOT DEBATES on social media have prompted Buddhism’s highest body – as well as related authorities – to seek middle-ground solutions, after complaints were filed by two residents of a condominium built less than a decade ago against a 300-year-old Bangkok temple’s pre-dawn practice of ringing the bell.
    national
  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:00
    Sangha council seeks compromise after bell-ringing disturbs condo residents
    Hot debates on social media has prompted Buddhism’s highest body to seek middle-ground solutions, in a controversy over a 300-year-old Bangkok temple’s pre-dawn bell-ringing that led to a complaint being filed by a resident of a nearby condominium that was built less than a decade ago.
    national
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:57
    China star Fan apologises for tax evasion after order to pay $129m
    Beijing - Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing took to social media for the first time in months Wednesday to apologise to fans and the Communist Party for tax evasion, shortly after news broke that authorities had ordered her to pay nearly $130 million in back taxes and fines.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:22
    Indonesia's young politicos take to social media in run for seats
    Towering billboards, colorful banners, tacky posters: these are the usual hallmarks of the political campaign season in Indonesia, but a new generation of legislative candidates is looking to change things up.
    ASEAN+
  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:00
    Britain fumes at 'insulting' Tusk post about PM's Brexit plan
    British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Saturday accused EU Council President Donald Tusk of "insulting the British people" by needling Prime Minister Theresa May in a viral social media post.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:02
    Chinese tourists apologise after being shamed for trashing Japanese Airbnb
    TOKYO - Three Chinese tourists were slammed by netizens after the owner of an Airbnb they stayed at in Japan took to social media to expose their mess.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:17
    His Majesty the King to bestow degrees on Thammasat graduates
    His Majesty, King Maha Vajiralongkorn has accepted an invitation to bestow degrees on the newest batch of graduates at Thammasat University (TU) next April, the TU Graduate Committee’s social media page (facebook.com/TUgraduate60/) announced on Tuesday.
    national
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:51
     Russian 'Facebook' bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk
    Yangon - Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar's army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for the treatment of its Rohingya Muslims.
    Breaking News
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