Social Media

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.

The Latest: France says NKorea threat demands new sanctions

Nov 29, 2017

France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre says the North Korean threat has changed dramatically over a few months to being global and immediate and France wants tougher sanctions to maximize pressure on Kim Jong Un's regime

The Latest: Japan says UN must keep pressure on NKorea

Nov 29, 2017

Japan's U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho says the international community must "keep the pressure up so that North Koreans will understand that they need to change their course."

The Latest: N. Korea sanctions target financial institutions

Nov 29, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. may target additional financial institutions with sanctions following North Korea's latest intercontinental missile launch