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“#Indonesia? Terserah!!!” ("#Indonesia? It is up to you!!!") is the top trending hashtag on Indonesian social media now and is a manifestation of disappointment of the attitude of some Indonesians who are neglecting the large-scale social restrictions (Indonesian acronym PSBB) in force to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the sprawling country.
Like many couples in the era of social distancing, Ma Jialun and Zhang Yitong held their wedding ceremony online – but they added a twist by livestreaming the event to more than 100,000 strangers.
Social media anger from Chinese nationalists over a Thai internet model's comments has set off a regional storm uniting pro-democracy campaigners against pro-Beijing cyber-warriors, with insults and mocking memes flying back and forth.
With more than one third of the globe's population confined to their homes in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, some are asking if the increased demand being put on the internet could substantially slow down web traffic.
Gardenia Bakeries (KL) urged Malaysians to remain calm as netizens expressed concerns over bread shortage during movement control order (MCO).
A Chinese-Australian woman who went for a jog has lost her job after video footage triggered a storm of criticism. Other people breaking self-isolation rules have also been targeted, but one academic warns this has dangerous implications for privacy.
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, doctors and netizens say now is not the time to share travel photos on social media.
Online users in China have adopted a range of creative measures – including screenshots, deliberate typos, PDF files and Morse code – to share a censored article on a whistleblowing doctor.
How the coronavirus is testing social media’s efforts to stem the flow of fake news amid global public health crisis
In China, WHO has been working closely with Internet giants such as Tencent and Weibo to counter rumours and misinformation. Facebook has been working with 56 fact-checking partners in 46 languages to label fake news and alert users who read or share it.
New rules took effect on Sunday putting responsibility on websites, service providers, producers and users. Content ‘harming national interests’, ‘spreading rumours’, ‘sexual innuendo’ or ‘inappropriate commentary on natural disasters’ is deemed unacceptable.