Communication and Social Media

Social Media for Solidarity or Polarisation? – Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand during the Second Wave of COVID-19

Social Media for Solidarity or Polarisation? – Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand during the Second Wave of COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of the economy including start-ups, the drivers of innovation, so CDS has assembled a panel of start-up founders will discuss the impact of the pandemic: how it has changed the way they operate; how has impacted how they finance their enterprises and engage with investors, and in what ways has it prompted them to become more agile and resilient.

Atsuko Okuda: International Telecommunication Union

Atsuko Okuda: International Telecommunication Union

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to interview Atsuko Okuda about what her role within the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and their part in the utilization of partnerships and connectivity in tackling the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Additionally, Atsuko...

Encrypted Messenger Apps in the Fake News Ecosystem

Encrypted Messenger Apps in the Fake News Ecosystem

Early last month, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will pivot towards focusing encrypted and private messaging. The change in company direction reflects the growth of messaging platforms globally. Last year, the Facebook-owned Whatsapp, surpassed the...

Social Media as a News Source

Social Media as a News Source

To understand the magnitude of misinformation and disinformation as a problem on social media across Asian economies and what social media platforms require scrutiny, we need to recognize the extent on social media is used as a source of news and what...