In the Philippines – where 76 million Internet users stay online the longest in the world – just a handful of people spend a few hours each day to fight fake news about the upcoming midterm elections.
With social media penetration rates among the highest in the world, it should come as no surprise that parents in Southeast Asia are increasingly concerned about their children’s Internet usage.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s lone challenger in next year’s election, Prabowo Subianto, has a long way to go to catch up with the incumbent’s social media popularity as the candidates seek to seize early campaign momentum.
Twitter Inc. will personalize news for users and send them notifications of events, trying to attract a bigger, broader audience with one of its most comprehensive product updates in years.
The launch of Jakarta's new cyber security agency, the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) brings Indonesia one step closer to combating the spread of terrorism through online and social media platforms.
Every day a large number of people consume “fake news” around the region. This is nothing new, especially because social media makes it difficult for consumers to differentiate between real and fictional information.
Indonesia has threatened to bar the world’s biggest social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.