Canadians are increasingly turning to private messaging apps where COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories spread in an unregulated manner.
A wider understanding of cultural values will be crucial to the successful implementation of contact-tracing technology across the world.
In China, a lot of news happens entirely inside the WeChat platform. Is this the future for Facebook?
It’s not only Alibaba and Ant Group that are feeling the heat.
WeChat is a key way for the Chinese diaspora to maintain social ties, or guanxi.
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
The Trump administration’s attempts to ban TikTok and other Chinese technologies sets a dangerous precedent for internet regulation.
All round the world, executives are having to bend to the will of politicians.
The Chinese messaging platform has become a vehicle for robust political debate in the US, as well as a way for the Chinese diaspora to communicate with family and support one another.
As cities have shut down and residential compounds have issued curfews, social media in China have become more important than ever. But it is a place of rumours and mistruths.
TikTok allows users to create and share short videos with music – there’s a lot of lip synching.
According to a new study, Mandarin-speaking voters look to their friends and key social media influencers to inform how they should vote in Australian elections.
WeChat is now a must for politicians. How they can best harness it to win key votes is a trickier question.
Findings from a new study suggest that the main source of news for Mandarin-speakers living in Australia is local, Chinese-language outlets accessed via WeChat.
Chinese-language social media in Australia are increasingly a focus for local political parties.
Tencent’s monetisation strategy so far has been counter-intuitive to the traditional way of doing business.
China’s most popular social media app WeChat is on the rise in Australia thanks to demand from Chinese students and tourists. Here’s what you need to know if you plan to use it.
Indonesia has a lot of catching up to do to provide its people with skills, including digital literacy, to find jobs in a shifting landscape propelled by innovation in digital technology.
Like regulators elsewhere, Chinese authorities are unlikely to keep up with new forms of online media.
Social media is rewriting patterns of communication in China.