Singapore 

Singaporeans most embarrassed by their social media posts on drunken behaviour, offensive comments: Survey, Digital, Singapore News

Singaporeans are most embarrassed by their social media posts relating to actions such as drunken behaviour, kissing someone and sleeping somewhere they should not have been, and being photographed in their underwear, a new study has found. Cyber-security company McAfee on Wednesday (Sept 11) released the results of the study that narrowed down the top 10 kinds of posts Singaporeans found most embarrassing. This survey of 500 Singaporeans found that drunken behaviour, making offensive comments and wearing an embarrassing outfit were the top three kinds of posts that Singaporeans regretted…

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Singapore 

Media Literacy Council apologises for Facebook post on satire being fake news, Digital, Singapore News

The Media Literacy Council (MLC) has apologised for a Facebook post featuring a graphic that described satire as a type of fake news and got netizens up in arms for being fake news itself. The graphic had highlighted six types of “fake news”: false context, imposter content, manipulated content, misleading content, clickbait, and satire. Most of the over 250 comments left on the post as of 5pm on Sunday (Sept 8) disagreed that satire was a form of fake news, with a few asking if the council itself was misleading…

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China’s social media may hold lessons for Facebook in reducing pressure to chase ‘likes’

In China, the world of social media is no longer just about taking a snapshot and clicking the “post” button. It has become a stressful daily activity in the world’s most populous nation, as users spend more time online obsessing over the “likes” they get and what other people are posting.That has prompted the country’s giant platforms to rethink their efforts on driving user stickiness and check the potential damaging effect of excessive social media interaction. Both WeChat, the country’s… Source link

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China 

Facebook’s Libra set to face competition as China races to launch digital currency, official media says

China’s central bank is racing to release its own digital currency ahead of Facebook’s Libra, according to mainland Chinese media.China Daily reported on Tuesday that the time is “almost ripe” to introduce a government-backed digital currency, citing experts close to the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).Yang Dong, director of the Research Centre of Finance Technology and Cyber Security at Renmin University of China, told the state-backed newspaper that China’s digital currency is inspired by… Source link

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BlackRock moves Hong Kong media forum after protesters alid siege to airport and disrupted traffic

BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, has rescheduled its Asia Media Forum set for next month in Hong Kong as protesters disrupted operations at the city’s airport for a second consecutive day.The invitation-only forum, in which journalists meet global and regional executives from the company, was set to take place during the first week of September. It has now been rescheduled to February 2020, BlackRock said.“The power of this convening lies in the diverse range of perspectives… Source link

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China’s short video apps are expanding into longer formats, betting that people want their 15 minutes of social media fame

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” These words, associated with the late artist Andy Warhol, will be put to the test by popular Chinese short video apps Kuaishou and Douyin, which are testing longer-form videos of up to – yes, 15 minutes – after starting a worldwide craze for short-form videos.On Douyin, known outside China as TikTok and operated by Beijing-based ByteDance, some users with large fan bases have been able to upload 15-minute long videos since June… Source link

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Vietnam 

Facebook-like social media app launched in Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The ‘made in Việt Nam’ Gapo social app aims to attract  50 million users by 2021. — Photo vietnamnet.vn       HÀ NỘI — Gapo Technology JSC on Tuesday officially launched a “made in Việt Nam” social network, called Gapo, in an effort to shift users to a local platform amid a strong presence of global players in the market. The mobile app lets users create personal profiles, upload video, images and share posts to a Facebook style “news feed”. It…

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Global 

Chinese firms ask for tariff exemptions to buy US agricultural products, state media says

Several Chinese companies want to buy American agricultural products and have applied for exemptions from the tariffs imposed on them by Beijing, state media reports.The applications for exemptions have been filed and will be heard by a panel of experts from the government, Xinhua reported on Sunday.The report did not name any of the companies or say what products they wanted to buy, but said the move was the result of an agreement reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US… Source link

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Macau junket operator Suncity vows to stop extending online betting to mainland China after expose by state media drew heat

Suncity Group Holdings, Macau’s biggest operator of junkets for high roller gamblers, vowed to rein in its online gaming and proxy betting operations in mainland China, days after an expose in Chinese state media accused the company of disrupting China’s financial order.The junket operator of Macau, the only Chinese territory where gambling is legal, had facilitated Chinese gamblers to bet through online casinos in The Philippines and Cambodia, using underground banks to move capital out of the… Source link

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Singapore 

US media company gets slammed for calling dried cuttlefish Singaporeans’ alternative to chewing gum , Singapore News

Talk about a blur sotong moment.  In an attempt to paint Singapore as an exotic Asian city, US media company Tastemade ruffled the feathers of some people online after they claimed that Singaporeans have been eating dried cuttlefish as a chewing gum substitute.  In a Facebook video posted on June 7, Tastemade Travel featured the snack they found in Chinatown.  Describing the snack as a “weird gum alternative that won’t freshen your breath”, the video goes on to say that dried cuttlefish is a creative way to go around the ban on…

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