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Facebook faces advertising boycott, but valuations still compelling

SINGAPORE (July 9): Star Wars fans will be aware that the hero of the first trilogy, Luke Skywalker — or rather the actor that plays him — quit Facebook in January this year.


Beijing-based TikTok to leave Hong Kong market "within days"

(July 7): TikTok said it will exit the Hong Kong market within days, a spokesman told Reuters on late Monday, as other technology companies including Facebook Inc(FB.O) have suspended processing go

The US and EU part ways in regulating user content on social media

(June 9): US President Donald Trump’s attack on Twitter Inc.


Obama is more worried about these three things than missing nukes

SINGAPORE (Dec 16): Political polarisation, climate change and social media are three trends that keep former US president Barack Obama “up at night”.

Fake News

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug 20): Twitter and Facebook said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine


Trump, in praising Xi, links Hong Kong protests to trade war

(Aug 15): President Donald Trump made what seemed to be an overture to the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a series of tweets on Wednesday night that linked the protests in Hong Kong to the continuing

Fake News

Singapore isn't waiting for Facebook to crack down on fake news

SINGAPORE (April 2): Singapore plans to introduce tough new laws to hold online outlets accountable for the spread of fake news, joining countries around the world in putting pressure on companies


Australia, Singapore to crack down on online media with new laws

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (April 1): Governments in the Asia Pacific region are accelerating efforts to fight malicious use of online media, unveiling laws that make it easier to target websites which enabl

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Beyond the industry glitz of 'influencer' marketing

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The global influencer industry is one that is poised to reach US$10 billion in size by 2022, according to the Influencer Marketing Report from Business Insider Intelligence.

Disruption and Digitalisation

Social media continues to grow despite industry challenges: survey

SINGAPORE (Jan 31): More than one million new people go online daily and 45% of the world – about 3.5 billion people annually – are logging in to their favourite social platforms, representing almo

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