Asia Pacific

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

Nguyen Nang Tinh denies the charges, saying the Facebook account posting 'anti-state' material belonged to someone else.

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

Whose Truth Is It Anyway

Fact and Friction: Reporting on Hong Kong's Protests

Mass protests in Hong Kong put a team of journalists to test as they face intimidation and growing pressure from China.

AJ Impact

Instagram to remove 'like' counts for some US users

Amid humane tech movement, company is testing out functionality to make the social media platform feel less competitive.

Instagram to remove 'like' counts for some US users

The Bottom Line

Transcript: Is there any way to combat misinformation online?

Read the full transcript of our discussion on protecting free speech online while fighting fake news and misinformation.

AJ IMPACT

Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged with spying: US

Two Saudi citizens, one American, accused of working together to unmask ownership of dissident Twitter accounts.

Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged with spying: US

AJ Impact

California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices

The social network is under fire in the US state for giving third parties data access and not disclosing its practices.

California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices

AJ Impact

Social media firms may face 'negative content' fines in Indonesia

Google, Facebook and Twitter are among the companies that will be invited to talks with the communications ministry.

Social media firms may face 'negative content' fines in Indonesia

The Bottom Line

Is there any way to combat fake news and misinformation online?

Can the free flow of opinion and information be guaranteed on the Internet while clamping down on 'influence campaigns'?

Inside Story

Should political ads be banned on social media?

Twitter is banning all political advertising around the world from next month.

All Hail the Algorithm

'Trust me' - I am an algorithm

Algorithms are not neutral. They are full of bias, misunderstandings and human prejudices. So, can we trust them?

All Hail the Algorithm

'Like me' - The popularity and power of big tech

Data empires: Is big tech colonising the internet?

Media Theorised

Marshall McLuhan: The medium is the message

Marshall McLuhan predicted how social media and technology would impact the masses in the 1960s.

Media Theorised

Noam Chomsky: The mass media machine

According to Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, media elite, flak, and the common enemy.

All Hail the Algorithm

'Follow me' - You can run, but you can't hide

Is biometric technology protecting or seriously compromising our privacy?

All Hail the Algorithm

'Read me' or just tap 'I agree!'

How design forces us to be complicit in the biggest lie on the internet.