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Social Media Habits During The Pandemic

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, people are spending more time online with their devices to entertain themselves and to get COVID-19 updates during quarantine or virus lockdowns. According to analysis from consulting agency, DataReportal, an estimated 4.57 billion people now use the internet – more than half of humanity. This is an increase of more than seven percent since this time last year.

13 July 2020
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K-Pop Wave Storms Indonesia

Since the early 2000s, South Korean and Chinese pop culture have been competing with each other to capture the Indonesian market. It began with Korean dramas such as Autumn in My Heart in 2000 which directly competed with Chinese drama Romance in the Rain in 2001.The popularity of Chinese dramas, nonetheless, quickly faded in the archipelago.

13 June 2020
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Post-Pandemic Digital Consumer Trends

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of a digital culture worldwide. Governments have imposed lockdowns and movement controls as preventive measures against the deadly outbreak. Urged to stay home and practice social distancing – people are now working from home, buying groceries online and using digital wallets. It seems like almost everyone has become a digital native. ASEAN member states are no exception.

10 June 2020
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Gen Z’s use of social media has evolved

Social media has evolved from a platform to connect people into one where people can engage with their favourite companies, access new career tools and stay current with global events. A 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) article, citing a report by Global Web Index on ‘Social media use by generation’, revealed that Gen Z spends more time on social media than Millennials, at 2 hours 55 minutes per day.

11 May 2020
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Global Influencers To Help Fight Virus ‘Infodemic’

The Red Cross on Tuesday launched what it said was the first global network of social media influencers to battle misinformation about the new coronavirus and spread lifesaving content about the pandemic.Experts have been warning for months that the pandemic has been cloaked in a massive "infodemic" - a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which can pose a serious threat to public health.The World Health Organization (WHO) website lists a catalogue of dangerous

6 May 2020
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The New Generation Of Social Media

Social media has evolved from a platform to connect people into one where people can engage with their favourite companies, access new career tools and stay current with global events. A 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) article, citing a report by Global Web Index on ‘Social media use by generation’, revealed that Gen Z spends more time on social media than Millennials, at two hours 55 minutes per day.

3 May 2020
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Consumers Vital In Reviving ASEAN Economies

Assuming the coronavirus infection rate does tail off and life eventually carries on as normal, Southeast Asia is well placed to champion growth and get its economies back up and running. The driver for this is the purchasing habits of the ASEAN consumer and their love of social media and technology.If the Asia-Pacific region was never a cohesive entity before the pandemic, it will be even less so in the aftermath.

12 April 2020
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Fake News A Concern Amid Pandemic

As of 10 April 2020, over one million people have been infected with the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. The global pandemic has brought chaos into the world with numerous countries implementing lockdowns or movement control orders over virus fears.

11 April 2020
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Twitter moves to curb manipulated content

Twitter unveiled a plan Tuesday to curb the spread of manipulated content including "deepfake" videos as part of a move to fight misinformation which could result in violence or other harm.The policy was announced after Twitter asked for comments last year on ways to reduce "synthetic and manipulated media" on the online platform that could deceive people during election campaigns or provoke violence or physical harm.Twitter, which along with other social platforms has bee

5 February 2020
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Coronavirus: Thailand arrests two for 'fake news’

Thai authorities arrested two people for posting "fake news" about the coronavirus as a senior official on Thursday warned internet users to think twice before sharing incorrect information about the pathogen.The Southeast Asian country has detected 14 cases, the second-highest number outside China where 170 have been killed since the outbreak emerged in the city of Wuhan.Thailand's digital economy minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta said that a man and woman were charged with vio

31 January 2020
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Cyberattacks: Extra caution is overdue

Technology is evolving rapidly in unthinkable ways. Amazing tools and resources are created by technology, resulting in many new ways of how we can stay connected with our families and friends. Along with this positive development, new types of cybersecurity risks have also begun to evolve and grow.Facebook is the largest social media network with 2.41 billion active users all over the world.

18 January 2020
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