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Thai rights lawyer get 16 months prison for Facebook post

Jun 27, 2018

A Thai court has sentenced a human rights lawyer to 16 months in prison, finding him guilty of sedition for material he posted online concerning the country's monarchy

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

Jun 22, 2018

A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about "Last Week Tonight" and its host John Oliver after the HBO news satire program aired a segment making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping

Thai police arrest Australian accused of selling sex cruises

Jun 19, 2018

Thai police said Tuesday they have arrested an Australian man on vice charges in a sting operation for allegedly promoting sex cruises with prostitutes on a Facebook page

Vietnam passes cybersecurity law despite privacy concerns

Jun 12, 2018

Vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression

China's Huawei says it hasn't collected Facebook user data

Jun 6, 2018

Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with Chinese handset manufacturers, including security-flagged Huawei in fresh wave of allegations over its handling of private data

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

May 19, 2018

In 10 days of dramatic political developments, none has transfixed Malaysians more than the sight of truckloads of boxes of Hermes Birkin handbags and luggage filled with cash and jewelry being seized from apartments linked to the former prime minister

Retailer Gap says 'sorry' for T-shirt's incorrect China map

May 15, 2018

US clothing retailer Gap apologizes for selling T-shirts with incorrect map of China

Man imprisoned in Vietnam for posting dissent on Facebook

May 10, 2018

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a Facebook user to 4 ½ years in jail for posts that the court said distorted the political situation in the country and opposed the ruling Communist Party and the state

Backlash sparked over pressure to stop China student #MeToo

Apr 25, 2018

Students have launched a petition against China's Peking University amid a rare public outcry against the elite school's handling of a decades-old alleged rape case

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

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