Social Media

Hold that tweet: Athletes tiptoe around Olympic do's, don'ts

Feb 10, 2018

Olympians in Pyeongchang are treading carefully to avoid falling foul of rules that limit what they can post on social feeds about sponsors that aren't partners of the games. But change could be on the horizon, with the IOC facing pressure from regulators

Tweet from speedskater's account rips flagbearer coin toss

Feb 8, 2018

Tweet from speedskater Shani Davis' account rips coin toss used to choose U.S. flagbearer

Mercedes in China apologizes for quoting Dalai Lama abroad

Feb 6, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has apologized in China for quoting the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who is reviled by Beijing, in a social media post abroad

China orders microblog operators to tighten censorship

Feb 2, 2018

Chinese microblog operators have been ordered by regulators to tighten censorship after the most popular service was criticized for failing to block prohibited material

Behind South Korea's chip boom, worries over future

Jan 31, 2018

The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating huge wealth but also deep unease in South Korea

China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

Jan 24, 2018

Police in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing police say they have detained 11 people for setting up social media accounts to organize protests over the collapse of an investment scheme that took as much as $4.7 billion from depositors

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

Jan 16, 2018

North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic"

Logan Paul makes more extensive apology for suicide video

Jan 3, 2018

Logan Paul has issued a more extensive apology for a video showing what appeared to be a body in a Japanese forest known as a suicide destination

American blogger apologizes for video of apparent suicide

Jan 2, 2018

American blogger Logan Paul has apologized after getting slammed for a video he shared on YouTube that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest known as a suicide spot

China's crackdown on Uighurs spreads to even mild critics

Dec 28, 2017

Chinese authorities have not only imposed a massive crackdown on Uighur activists in the far western region of Xinjiang, but also punished even moderate critics.