Meta shares down after services outage

Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram were back up on Tuesday after a more than two-hour outage that was caused by a technical issue and impacted hundreds of thousands of users globally…

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A picture taken on January 21, 2021 in Nantes, western France shows a smartphone with the logo of Chinese social network Tik Tok. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

TikTok becomes Thailand’s choice for online shopping

TikTok, the online video-sharing platform, has become the most popular online shopping platform among Thais aged up to 29, according to a survey conducted by the Trade Policy and Strategy…

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Thai netizens rally in support of Princess

A large number of Thai netizens have switched their Facebook covers and profile photos to include pictures of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and her favourite colour, purple, as a…

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Lerpong Syed

Thai hostages in Gaza currently safe and well – Thai negotiator

Lerpong Syed, one of negotiators working for the release of Thais being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza, confirmed today that they are safe and healthy. Speaking to Suthichai Yoon…

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In Love with Spice: Thailand’s Fiery Affair with Mala Hotpot

Even as Thai cuisine is making its mark worldwide, with many dishes earning titles like “world’s best”, local Thais, especially the younger generation, have developed a fondness for Sichuan cuisine’s…

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US women who gave parenting tips on YouTube charged with abuse

A Utah woman who once provided parenting advice to more than two million YouTube followers remained in custody Saturday, charged with child abuse after her “emaciated” son escaped to look…

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PM Prayut bids farewell to the Thai people

Outgoing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha bade farewell to the Thai people, after about nine years in the office, in his farewell message on Facebook today (Saturday) by expressing his hope…

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Canadian govt to stop buying ads on Facebook, Instagram

Canada’s government will stop buying ads on Facebook and Instagram, Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez announced Wednesday, as a feud heats up with tech giants over a new media compensation law….

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Thaksin delays his return again

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced today (Saturday) that he is delaying his return to Thailand again, this time citing medical reasons. Thaksin tweeted that he is postponing his…

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AFP sues Musk’s X over copyright

AFP news agency launched a copyright case in France on Wednesday against social media giant Twitter, recently rebranded X, part of a global struggle to get tech firms to pay…

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Chiang Mai police jailed for six months for killing “Tia Morchor”

A Chiang Mai court has sentenced a police corporal to six months in jail on an animal cruelty charge for killing a dog, which was widely known as “Tia Morchor”,…

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Cambodia bans members of Meta’s Oversight Board over Facebook row

Cambodia blacklisted 22 people on the Oversight Board for Facebook’s parent company Meta on Tuesday after they recommended premier Hun Sen’s account be suspended over a video in which he…

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Facebook owner Meta to launch Twitter-like ‘Threads’ app

Facebook owner Meta’s new Threads app, meant to compete with Twitter, was available for pre-order on mobile app stores on iPhone and Android operating systems on Monday. Listed as “Threads,…

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Cambodian PM Hun Sen dumps Facebook on eve of poll campaign

Cambodian leader Hun Sen, a prolific Facebook user, vowed on Thursday to quit posting on the popular social media platform, days before he launches a re-election campaign. Facebook announced Thursday…

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Morning commute traffic streams past the Meta sign outside the headquarters of Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc in Mountain View, California, U.S. November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Peter DaSilva/File Photo

Malaysia to take legal action against Meta over harmful content

Malaysia said on Friday it will take legal action against Facebook parent Meta Platforms for failing to remove “undesirable” posts, the strongest measure the country has taken to date over such…

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Pita – The Tourism Ambassador for Thailand

While his future as the next prime minister of Thailand remains a matter of wait-and-see, Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of Move Forward, became “the Tourism Ambassador” for Thailand on Friday. On…

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US top health official sounds alarm on child social media use

The top US health official on Tuesday issued a stark warning to parents, tech companies and regulators, saying the evidence is growing that social media use may seriously harm children….

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Meta says Trump to be allowed back on Facebook, Instagram

Social networking giant Meta announced Tuesday it would soon reinstate former president Donald Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram with “new guardrails,” two years after he was banned over the…

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Woman arrested in connection with online cheating of boy who killed himself

Police from Thailand’s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) have arrested a woman for allegedly opening bank accounts used by online scammers, who reportedly cheated a 15-year-old boy out of about…

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Probe ordered after 17 defence students hospitalised after harsh training

The commander of the Fourth Army Region has ordered an investigation after 17 territorial defence students, in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat, were sent to hospital suffering from severe dehydration,…

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The Michelin Guide announced the addition of Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, and Khon Kaen as representative cities of the Isan region that will be featured in the sixth edition of Michelin Guide Thailand.(Photo by Jerome Jome)

Tips on how and what to cook at home widely shared to beat rising prices

Many wage earners are finding ready-made food, available in markets, convenience stores and at pavement eateries, increasingly unaffordable and are seeking advice on how to cook for themselves. One desperate…

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Progressive Movement’s Pannika indicted with computer crime over Facebook posts

Former Future Forward MP, and a key member of the Progressive Movement, Pannika Wanich, was indicted today (Friday) in the Criminal Court by public prosecutors for violating the Computer Crime…

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The app of Facebook showing U.S. President Joe Biden speaking, is viewed on an smartphone in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Russia announces ‘partial restriction’ of access to Facebook over platform’s restrictions on Kremlin-backed media. (AP Photo)

Russia cracks down on dissenting media, blocks Facebook

DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday intensified a crackdown on media outlets and individuals who fail to hew to the Kremlin line on Russia’s war in…

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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Stocks fell on Wall Street Thursday as Facebook parent company Meta plunged 26%, erasing more than $220 billion in market value, the largest drop in history. (Allie Joseph/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

A plunge in Facebook’s parent company weighs on tech stocks

A historic plunge in the stock price of Facebook’s parent company helped yank other tech stocks lower on Wall Street Thursday, abruptly ending a four-day winning streak for the market….

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Lifting the lid on Thailand’s ‘mystery box’ trend

“Mystery boxes” have become a hot trend in recent months, as COVID-19 spurs a switch to online shopping in Thailand. One influencer, Pimrypie, even managed to sell Bt100 million worth…

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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150bn over hate speech

Los Angeles (AFP) – Rohingya refugees sued Facebook on Monday for $150 billion over claims the social network is failing to stem hate speech on its platform, exacerbating violence against the…

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Facebook will shut down facial recognition system

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced on Tuesday it is shutting down its facial recognition system, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, citing growing societal concerns about the use of such technology. “Regulators are…

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Facebook changes name to Meta as it refocuses on virtual reality

Oct 28 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) is now called Meta, the company said on Thursday, in a rebrand that focuses on building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that…

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Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build ‘metaverse’

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc. plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse…

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Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

(AP) – Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted…

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Hashtags about Facebook, Instagram outage top trending in Thailand

Hashtags about the outage of Facebook and Instagram last night were top-trending on Twitter in Thailand shortly after the social media giant became inaccessible. Frustrated Thai netizens reportedly flocked to…

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Facebook outage reports on Downdetector. (Photo by Tulip Naksompop Blauw)

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outage: tracker

Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, tracking sites showed, impacting potentially tens of millions of users. Outage tracker Downdetector…

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In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, invasion of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot

Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year’s elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower…

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Thailand to start collecting tax from foreign tech firms

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will start collecting value added tax (VAT) from foreign technology companies and expects to raise at least 5 billion baht ($154.70 million) in additional revenue each…

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Facebook assembles team to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook on Monday said it was combining specialists from across its hardware, gaming and virtual reality units to build an immersive digital world known as the “metaverse.” The “metaverse,” a…

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Former President Donald Trump imitates the shooting of a gun with his finger while talking about gun violence in Chicago as he speaks at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, claiming censorship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the United States’ biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal…

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Cold war between Thai govt and Facebook heats up

The Thai government has resumed its tug-of-war with popular social media platforms, particularly Facebook, over the content it deems fake news and insulting to the monarchy. In the latest round…

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Facebook wins antitrust dismissal, surges to $1 trillion value

A US judge on Monday dismissed the blockbuster antitrust action against Facebook filed last year by federal and state regulators, helping lift the value of the social media giant above…

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(FILES) This file photo taken in Arlington, Virginia on April 7, 2021 shows a smart phone screen displaying the logo of Facebook on a Facebook website background. – The European Commission announced on June 4, 2021. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP)

Facebook working on smartwatch

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed it is working on a smartwatch that might one day connect with augmented reality glasses being developed by the leading social network. Facebook Reality Labs is…

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Digital ministry pushes internet providers to block anti-monarchy accounts

Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said on Wednesday that the ministry has summoned internet providers to acknowledge a court order to block or delete eight Facebook…

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India steps up clampdown on US social media giants

India imposed tough new rules on social media platforms Thursday as it accused US tech giants of “double standards” in taking down disputed content. New Delhi is the latest in…

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Facebook shuts down Myanmar army ‘True News’ page

A Facebook page run by the Myanmar junta’s “True News” information service was kicked off the platform Sunday after the tech giant accused it of inciting violence. Security forces in the country…

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Facebook rolls out news feeds with less politics

Facebook said it began rolling out news feeds with less political subject matter in line with a plan outlined by chief Mark Zuckerberg to reduce inflammatory content. The leading social…

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Motorists pass military vehicles near a guesthouse, where members of parliament reside, in the country’s capital Naypyidaw on February 3, 2021, as Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was formally charged on Wednesday two days after she was detained in a military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Facebook disrupted in Myanmar as UN chief warns coup must fail

Facebook services in Myanmar were disrupted on Thursday, days after the army seized power, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the world must rally to ensure the military putsch fails. Myanmar plunged back…

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Ministry of Digital Economy seeks blocks on more allegedly offensive websites

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is sending notifications to social media networks asking them to block access to websites which are deemed to be breaching Thai law, said…

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Facebook to challenge Thai government’s demand to block group critical of monarchy

Facebook said on Tuesday it was planning to legally challenge the Thai government after being “compelled” to block access within Thailand to a group with 1 million members that discusses…

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Facebook employees to work from home until July 2021

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home office needs, a…

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The thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus. Facebook said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 that the “video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.” (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News…

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Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Friday it plans to give Google and Facebook three months to negotiate with Australian media businesses fair pay for news content….

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Facebook offers sincere apology to the Thai people over auto-translate error

Facebook has admitted to an error in its automatic translation, from English to Thai, and has offered a profound apology to the Thai people. The mistake appeared on Thai PBS’s…

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U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits

Google and Facebook took particularly sharp jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing  The chairman of the U.S….

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Court: Judge wrong to dismiss complaint against Facebook

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Friday that a judge was wrong to dismiss a cafe owner’s complaint against Facebook that said his social media account…

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Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump’s posts

The clash between Twitter and Donald Trump has thrust rival Facebook into turmoil, with employees rebelling against CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the US…

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In this file photo, ex-president Donald Trump holds up a copy of the New York Post as speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants.

Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on Twitter and other social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a…

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Seripisut to livestream PM’s oath recital issue on his Facebook page

Defiant Seri Ruam Thai party leader, Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet, said today that he will livestream, via his Facebook page, his unfinished speech on Prime Minister Prayut’s incomplete oath recital…

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Yuichiro Ono (left), Character Designer and Creator of Business Fish. He created many other characters including Masked Wrestler Q, Moai-kun, Mr. Egg, etc. That Achieved 698 million sticker downloads worldwide. His unique artstyle has become popular among Western and South East Asian users on Social Media.

Digital Stickers – From 2D artwork to creative communication

Every day, social media develops new ways to connect people in their daily lives. One of the latest trends is “Digital Stickers”. Usually, a sticker is a type of self-adhesive…

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Thailand and world prepare for cryptocurrency challenges

The Libra project has shaken the global financial scene since Facebook, with a group of founding members, announced the proposed cryptocurrency last month. The plan to launch a new currency…

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Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool

Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network — a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used for…

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Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

Facebook will bar “dangerous” people from posting live videos on its platform, in response to the livestream of the March 2019 mosque massacre in New Zealand Facebook announced Wednesday it…

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Vietnam intensifies crackdown on online dissent: Amnesty report

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of prisoners…

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UK lawmakers brand Facebook “‘digital gangsters”

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like “digital gangsters” and intentionally violating…

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PM Prayut goes full steam in the social media

With political parties beating the war drums, it seems that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has realized that he cannot afford to just sit idly by. He has decided to go…

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Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces, is among senior Myanmar government officials banned by Facebook.

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, others in unprecedented move

YANGON (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials, including military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, from the social media website and an Instagram…

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