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China tightens screws on social media

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmfu.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 28th, 2018

China tightens screws on social media

Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression—even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

China tightens screws on social media

BEIJING, China – Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression – even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip. The campaign is intended not just to stamp out dissent but to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

China tightens screws on social media

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmfu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Chinese parents fined, driving license suspended for letting 6-year-old steer car

INQUIRER.net stock photo A couple from China were reprimanded and fined by the police after a video of them letting their 6-year-old daughter drive the car emerged in social media. In the video, th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

BEIJING, China --- One of China's most high-profile monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct. The Buddhist Association of China says its president Shi Xuecheng (SHER SHWEI'-chung) left his duties to a deputy. The announcement Wednesday was included in a periodic report and did not mention the national controversy surrounding the powerful monk. Fellow monks accused Xuecheng earlier this year of harassing and demanding sexual favors from nuns at his Beijing monastery and embezzling funds, allegations that Xuecheng has denied on social media. Xuecheng has not commented publicly on his resignation. He was one of China's best-known mon...Keep on reading: Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Signs spark Philippine fury

Banners calling the Philippines a 'province of China' mysteriously appeared on bridges in Manila yesterday, sparking fury on social media on what was the second anniversary of Manila'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

Tencent, China's most valuable tech company and the operator of the popular WeChat social media platform, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

BEIJING --- Tencent, China's most valuable tech company and the operator of the popular WeChat social media platform, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a US stock exchange. The company said in a statement issued through the Hong Kong stock exchange that the share price and other details of the stock offering in Tencent Music Entertainment Group have yet to be decided. Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s other businesses include WeChat and online games and video. Most of its activity is concentrated in its faster-growing home market in China but the company is gradually expanding abroad. Tencent Music competes in China with streaming services operated by Netease In...Keep on reading: Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Spins getting wild

The fact that pinning President Rody Duterte for coddling China as a richly-funded and highly organized effort was again proven after a legitimate refueling of a Chinese military aircraft did the rounds in social media and was made to appear as a breach of sovereignty. It took a Palace action to debunk the deception that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Huawei denies collecting Facebook user data

BEIJING, China – Huawei has denied collecting data from Facebook users after the social media giant confirmed that the Chinese phone maker deemed a national security threat by the US was among companies given access to user information. Huawei was able to access Facebook data to get the leading social network to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

'PTGF: the online world of Hong Kong s young sex workers

HONG KONG, China – For Hong Kong's "part-time girlfriends," social media provides an easy way to connect with clients looking for sex, but campaigners warn that online convenience is tempting girls as young as 13 to put themselves at risk. The label "part-time girlfriend" is a euphemism often used by young ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

China gives ‘subversive’ Peppa Pig the chop

A Chinese internet platform has given the British cartoon "Peppa Pig" the chop as state media lamented that the series had become a "subversive" icon for slackers and anti-social young people. At least 30,000 clips of "Peppa Pig," whose heroine is a playful bright pink pig, were removed from the popular Douyin video-sharing platform, while the #PeppaPig hashtag was banned from the site, the Global Times reported on Monday. According to a document quoted by the newspaper, the BBC children's cartoon is on a list of content censored by Douyin, in the same way as men disguised as women, excessive nudity or "erotic behavior." The series, introduced in the mid-2000s in China, has beco...Keep on reading: China gives ‘subversive’ Peppa Pig the chop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

China gives subversive Peppa Pig the chop

BEIJING, China – A Chinese internet platform has given the British cartoon "Peppa Pig" the chop as state media lamented that the series had become a "subversive" icon for slackers and anti-social young people. At least 30,000 clips of "Peppa Pig", whose heroine is a playful bright pink pig, were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Nokia X6 images, details leak ahead of official China release

MANILA, Philippines - A batch of leaked images of Nokia’s latest budget phone have been popping up online, just a few days short of its official launch in China. The Verge reported that renders of the Nokia X6 have found its way into a Chinese social media site; ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspect detained

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring five others, as authorities arrested an arson suspect who had reportedly blocked the entrance with a motorcycle.   The fire started after midnight in a three-storey building in Qingyuan City, Guangdong province, and was put out shortly before 1:00 a.m. (China time), according to the police.   A preliminary investigation found that it was caused by arson, the Qingyuan public security department said on its Weibo social media account.   The suspect got into an argument, then used a motorcycle to block the building's door and started the fire, state broadcaster ...Keep on reading: 18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspect detained.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Bahrain vows to hunt social media dissidents

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Bahraini authorities on Sunday, March 25, announced they would be taking "severe measures" to track down dissidents who use social media, as the Gulf monarchy tightens its grip on political opposition. Social networking sites, notably Twitter, are a major platform ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Muzzled China feminist group to sue over online censorship

 BEIJING, China – Feminist activists are preparing to sue China's biggest social media platforms for deleting their organization's account, the group's founder said on Saturday, March 24. On March 8, International Women's Day, staffers operating the prolific Feminist Voices account on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform found it had been deleted. Weibo customer ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Uncle Hawking draws nearly half-billion clicks from mourning Chinese

SHANGHAI, China – Stephen Hawking's death on Wednesday, March 14, generated nearly half a billion clicks in China, where fans mourned a "giant star" who was admired for rising above physical disability and for heartfelt messages to his Chinese social media followers. Already well-known in China, the British cosmologist two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

China silences critics of move to abolish term limits for Xi

BEIJING --- The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep. So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a social media post urging the party to remember the history of unchecked one-man rule that ended in catastrophe. "History is regressing badly," Ma thundered in his post. "As a Chinese of conscience, I cannot stay silent!" Censors silenced him anyway, swiftly wiping his post from the internet. As China's rubber-stamp legislature prepares to approve constitutional changes abolishing term limits for the president on Sunday, signs of dissent and biti...Keep on reading: China silences critics of move to abolish term limits for Xi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

China s WeChat app crosses one billion account mark

BEIJING, China – China's ubiquitous WeChat social media platform has crossed the one billion accounts mark as its messaging, game, and shopping services attract more and more users. The symbolic threshold was announced by Pony Ma, the chief executive of its parent company Tencent, on the sidelines of China's parliamentary session ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018