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TECH 30 Jan 2018 | 12:30 AM

China tightens screws on social media

Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb “harmful content” more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression – even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip.

TECH 01 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Mao Zedong’s ‘little red book’ gets modern twist with mobile app for studying ‘Xi Jinping Thought’

Launched in January, Xuexi Qiangguo tests Communist Party cadres on their knowledge of their leader, country and history. But many have already found ways to cheat the system and bag the bonuses.

TECH 21 Mar 2019 | 2:00 AM

Cubans use new found social media heft to challenge leaders

Cubans are using new found social media muscle to challenge their leaders in ways hitherto unseen on the communist-run island.

TECH 14 Mar 2019 | 1:30 AM

US activist shareholders push Amazon on everything from facial recognition to climate change

Amazon is now the No. 1 target of activist shareholders.

TECH 14 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

China’s most popular app is a propaganda tool teaching Xi Jinping Thought

Released by China’s Communist Party, the app is helping cadres learn more about its political doctrine.

TECH 11 Apr 2018 | 5:11 AM

China freezes out Tencent, Toutiao apps as crackdown widens

China has ordered one of the country’s fastest-growing Internet startups, Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, to shut a popular joke-sharing app and delete its WeChat social media account, part of a resurgent effort to clean up online content.

TECH 30 Oct 2017 | 8:48 AM

World’s hottest PC game could get locked out of China

A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is too bloody and violent for sale in the country.

TECH 28 Oct 2016 | 3:00 AM

In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news

Abraham, Elaine and Jose are under 30, and they’ve pulled off the unthinkable in Cuba – they are producing online news, prying open the state’s half-century grip on the media.

TECH 08 Dec 2014 | 5:03 PM

Chinese Internet regulator welcomed at Facebook campus

Lu Wei, China's top Internet regulator, may not welcome Facebook to his house, but he's certainly welcome at Facebook.