Jeff Paine

Jeff Paine

Jeff Paine is managing director of the Asia Internet Coalition.

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Opinion | Blunt laws can’t eradicate fake news at its root, but education and other tools can

Legislation is open to abuse, can stifle innovation, and is not effective against the complex issue of misinformation. Collaborative efforts to set up fact-checking programmes and voluntary codes, invest in digital literacy training, and develop tech tools to flag fake news are a better solution.

Legislation is open to abuse, can stifle innovation, and is not effective against the complex issue of misinformation. Collaborative efforts to set up fact-checking programmes and voluntary codes, invest in digital literacy training, and develop tech tools to flag fake news are a better solution.

25 Jun 2021 - 9:15AM
Eye on Asia | Coronavirus recovery: help Southeast Asia’s small businesses move online to boost economy

E-commerce, online media and food delivery have surged during the pandemic in a region where small and medium-sized firms provide half of all employment. Governments must enact policies that boost these firms’ entry into the digital economy, spur innovation and empower them to invest for the future.

E-commerce, online media and food delivery have surged during the pandemic in a region where small and medium-sized firms provide half of all employment. Governments must enact policies that boost these firms’ entry into the digital economy, spur innovation and empower them to invest for the future.

17 Jan 2021 - 4:55PM
Eye on Asia | To drive post-Covid-19 economic recovery, Asean must remove barriers to its digital sector

Onerous content and licensing regulations, plus restrictions on data flow, will hinder the development of the region’s growing internet economy. Asean members must build on recent agreements on cross-border data flows.

Onerous content and licensing regulations, plus restrictions on data flow, will hinder the development of the region’s growing internet economy. Asean members must build on recent agreements on cross-border data flows.

15 Nov 2020 - 7:17PM
Eye on Asia | How Asean’s dreams of digital integration across Southeast Asia can come true

The prize? A potential GDP boost of US$1 trillion by 2025. But first, Asean needs to nail down a progressive, inclusive policy approach, and also support and drive collaboration in the private sector so SMEs have the skills, space and funding to grow.

The prize? A potential GDP boost of US$1 trillion by 2025. But first, Asean needs to nail down a progressive, inclusive policy approach, and also support and drive collaboration in the private sector so SMEs have the skills, space and funding to grow.

26 Jan 2020 - 9:49PM
Macroscope | How cybersecurity and data storage laws could pull the plug on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Governments in Southeast Asia are keen to capitalise on the opportunity presented by the digital economy, but their rush to regulate data flows and storage will hit start-ups and small local firms hard.

Governments in Southeast Asia are keen to capitalise on the opportunity presented by the digital economy, but their rush to regulate data flows and storage will hit start-ups and small local firms hard.

5 Sep 2018 - 10:32PM