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  1. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Will the Chinese Communist Party become social media’s ‘most followed’?

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... to engage with its first foray into social media with a public account launched this month on massively popular mobile social media platform WeChat, which boasts 438 million monthly active users. ... become the most popular in China – and by some distance. Unlike social media platforms outside the country, such as Twitter and Facebook, WeChat does not publish the number of followers to its ...

  2. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Other social media firms back Facebook in privacy court battle

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Other tech firms and civil liberties groups back fight over police warrant seeking data Support for Facebook in battle over net privacy Facebook's battle with US prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, ...

  3. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Detention of CCTV 'superstar' anchor Rui Chenggang polarises opinion across China’s social media

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:17pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The arrest of leading CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang was perhaps the single most discussed event across China’s social media networks over the weekend. Rui, 36, ... he tried to ask a question regarding Taiwanese politics. And social commentator Yao Bo says Rui "lacked manners". In a particular case in 2010, when US president Barack Obama ...

  4. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Wenzhou broadcaster ‘displays anti-Communist messages’ in apparent hacking attack

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... hacking attack. Viewers in the eastern city of Wenzhou on Friday used social media to post images of television slogans referring to the Communist party as “bandits,” and photographs of the bloody ... are currently trying to solve this issue, we hope viewers will understand,” the Wenzhou branch of China Cable, said on Sina Weibo. Several photos posted on the site – which were later deleted – showed ...

  5. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Law student seeks a billion Facebook users to join class-action lawsuit

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:38am by Reuters

    ... involving the social network, has filed a claim at Vienna's commercial court and invited others to join the action at fbclaim.com using their Facebook login. Under Austrian law, a group ... on unwitting users, in which it tried to alter their emotional state to see if their postings turned more positive or negative. The world's biggest social network, Facebook now has 1.32 billion ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Hong Kong curbs on milk formula spark debate on social media

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 05:11pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter New measures to limit the amount of milk formula transported from Hong Kong into the mainland have sparked fervent but divided opinion across social media. The new ... went too far on this milk powder issue. They only care about the children of Hong Kong and none of the children from the mainland,” said one user on Sina Weibo. Outspoken Taiwanese-American ...

  7. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Trial starts in patent infringement case against Facebook

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... "Surfbook" more than a decade ago, according to a lawsuit heard by a jury on Wednesday. The civil trial is underway in US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where social media giant Facebook is being sued by a holding company called Rembrandt Social Media. The lawsuit alleges that a Dutch computer whiz, Joannes van der Meer, filed for patents in 1998, claiming methods for running ...

  8. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Pope Francis the most widely read on Twitter thanks to retweets

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... a study of political use of the social network shows. With 14 million followers for the nine different language versions of his Pontifex account, the cyber-savvy pontiff boasts just a third ... and the words "Four more years"- was retweeted a massive 806,066 times. But on average, Obama gets 1,400 retweets. Obama's use of social media is credited as a key factor in his landmark ...

  9. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Russia's war of words with US over Crimea spills onto Chinese social media

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Russia’s war of words with the United States over the Crimea crisis is set to spread to China’s social networks after the Russian embassy in China mounted a series of fierce accusations against the US government. The series of allegations, made in Chinese, were posted on the popular Chinese social media platform, Weibo, in response to the US State ...

  10. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Former executive at dating app Tinder sues over alleged sexual harassment

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Former marketing vice-president accuses Tinder co-founders of discrimination Dating app executive files sexism lawsuit A former marketing vice-president for a popular dating-app company is suing her ex-employers for sexual harassm ...




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