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  • World

    UPDATE: George Floyd protests spread across the US – curfews imposed

    Violence continues to erupt across cities in the US, the 6th night of protests that were sparked by the death in police custody of an African-American, George Floyd. Riot police have clashed with protesters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Washington and firing tear gas and pepper bullets trying to disperse the crowds. There have been more peaceful…

  • World

    US President announces break with WHO, new sanctions against China, and more

    China, the World Health Organisation, Twitter, social media generally, new security laws in Hong Kong, bans on some foreign nationals and proposed retaliations against the Chinese. And that was all in just one media conference in the rose garden at the White House by US President Trump. The President, without even mentioning the Covid-19 crisis or the overnight violence in numerous…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Anutin misspoke again, later apologises, again

    “We’re not happy with some health personnel who do not take good care of themselves. They should have set an example for others.” Thailand’s volatile Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul yesterday criticised medical personnel infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus , drawing furious responses on social media until he apologised, again. The deputy PM and Bhumjaithai Party leader originally told reporters…

  • Politics

    Health minister denies racist tweets

    “Many farang dress dirty and don’t shower. As hosts we have to be very careful.” Deputy PM and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul certainly knows how to grab the spotlight: just days after messages posted on his Twitter account caused a social media uproar and prompted the account to be shuttered, he has denied making the tweet. In a short…

  • Việt Nam

    Hashtag #ApologizeToVietNam lọt top Trending vì du khách Hàn Quốc tại Đà Nẵng từ chối cách ly dịch corona

    Nguyên nhân là do nhóm du khách Hàn Quốc được cách ly vì lo ngại sự lây lan virus corona tại TP. Đà Nẵng có hành vi thiếu tôn trọng đối với Việt Nam. Theo đó, trưa ngày 24/2, Sân bay Quốc tế Đà Nẵng đón chuyến bay cuối cùng từ Daegu, tâm dịch Covid-19 của Hàn Quốc với 80…

  • Việt Nam

    Shawn Mendes follow tài khoản gay 18+ dính tin đồn đồng tính, Camila Cabello là “nữ phụ đam mỹ” ?

    Shawn Mendes vừa follow một tài khoản đồng giới trên Twitter, ngay lập tức thu hút được sự chú ý của đông đảo cư dân mạng. Hôm nay, fan hâm mộ Hollywood lại được dịp sục sôi khi thấy nam ca sĩ Shawn Mendes bấm theo dõi một tài khoản Twitter chuyên đăng tải hình ảnh, video người lớn dành…

  • Việt Nam

    Huyền thoại bóng rổ Kobe Bryant và con gái tử nạn vì trực thăng rơi

    Huyền thoại bóng rổ Mỹ Kobe Bryant cùng con gái 13 tuổi Gianna không may tử nạn trong vụ trực thăng rơi ở Calabasas, California hôm qua (giờ Mỹ). Theo BBC, Kobe Bryant cùng cô con gái Gianna và 7 người khác đi du lịch bằng trực thăng riêng, khi bay ngang khu vực Calabasas thì bốc cháy và rơi…

  • Thailand

    Thai reporter sentenced to 2 years jail over Twitter comment

    A court has sentenced a reporter to two years in prison for libel, over a comment she posted on Twitter about a labour dispute at a Lopburi poultry farm in central Thailand. The case against Voice TV’s 30 year old Suchanee Cloitre is just one of 20 launched by Thammakaset, a supplier of poultry to Thai agri-business giant Betagro, since 2016…

  • Technology

    Tech giants ramp up systems to detect and remove extremist content

    PHOTO: Police officers near the Masjid Al Noor mosque, site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March – Associated Press by Shaun Tandon The world’s largest social media empires led by Facebook say they are ramping up an industry body that will weed out extremist content, looking to put procedures in place…

  • Business

    US-China tit-for-tat rattles Asian markets after Trump’s ‘tariff tantrum’

    US President Trump has caused widespread panic in Asian financial markets today after Fridays “tariff tantrum” where he used Twitter to announce new levels of tariffs on Chinese imports after China announced their response to his previous ramping up of the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing. Asian shares have headed southward today after the President escalated tariffs in…

  • Technology

    Twitter’s Thailand Top Ten – Q1 2019

    Twitter continues to grow as a popular social App in Thailand. Now Twitter have announced their first ever brand index for Thailand – Top 10 Brands on Twitter in Thailand. Measured by engagement over the first quarter of the year (January 1 – March 31, 2019), here are the Top 10 Brands on Twitter in Thailand… 1. AIS (@AIS_Thailand) 2.…

  • Well-Being

    Twitter and Facebook work to block anti-vax misinformation

    If you search for the word ‘vaccines’ in Twitter, the first thing you see from today is a post from the US Department of Health and Human Services pointing you to reliable health information instead of misinformation from the anti-vax adherents. Twitter says it now has a new tool in ‘search’ prompting users to head to vaccines.org, which is run…

  • Songkran

    Twitter shares the Songkran experience – 2.8 million tweets

    Thais flocked to Twitter during this year’s Songkran to share their experiences. This year’s #Songkran’s festivities generated 2.8 million Tweets from April 12-16 and the conversation peaked on April 13, around 6pm, with 71,000 Tweets per minute. The celebration of the Thai Buddhist New Year, Songkran, is a time for family. It’s the time for reflection on the past year, for…

  • Thailand

    4 ways Thais use Twitter. Which one are you?

    With hundreds of millions of users globally, Twitter is many things to many people. Amongst Thailand’s growing Twitter community, it’s interesting to see how users are evolving the way they use Twitter. Trending topics change rapidly as Thai users jump from one hot topic to another, while favourite celebrities and musicians remain relatively consistent. Below are just four ways Thais…

  • Thailand

    Twitter is on the rise in Thailand. This is what you were Tweeting about in 2018.

    From #BTS (the band not the Skytrain), to #AIS and #KFC. Twitter have released their #YearOnTwitter data for 2018 for Thailand. 2018 was a year dominated by local and international talents: from #BTS and #GOT7 to @BamBam1A and @peckpalit, while TV dramas also made their mark with conversations centering around #บุพเพสันนิวาส (Bupaesaniwas) and #เลือดข้นคนจาง (In Family We Trust). The biggest…

  • Bangkok

    Saudi teen fleeing family abuse seeking asylum in Australia, detained in Bangkok airport.

    PHOTO: Sophie McNeill (Twitter) A young Saudi woman is being held at Bangkok’s main international airport after she fled from her family and attempted to make it to Australia. The girl, 18 year old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, was on a family holiday in Kuwait when she decided to run away. She was on her way to Australia but has been…