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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[FILE] This photograph taken in Mulhouse, eastern France on October 19, 2023, shows figurines next to the logo of the social media video sharing app Tik Tok reflected in mirrors. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

TikTok announces $1.5 bn deal to restart Indonesia online shopping business

Chinese-owned short video app TikTok on Monday announced a $1.5 billion investment in GoTo group in a deal that would allow it to restart its online shop in Indonesia, the…

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Man masquerading as a beggar in Bangkok goes viral

The story of a young Thai man, who wanted to find out how much a beggar makes in Bangkok’s Chinatown area and masqueraded as a beggar to do so, went…

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Lina Mukherjee

Indonesia woman jailed for TikTok video praying before eating pork

Jakarta, Indonesia – An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman to two years in prison and handed her a heavy fine after she recited an Islamic prayer before eating pork in…

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TikTok won’t launch cross-border e-commerce services in Indonesia amid concerns

TikTok said it has no plans to roll out a cross-border business in Indonesia as a government minister on Thursday expressed concerns over how reported plans for a new e-commerce…

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Party drugs disguised as drinks and coffee packs for sale on TikTok – ONCB

Drug trafficking gangs have recently turned to a new trick to sell party drugs online, such as ketamine and Ecstasy, disguised as electrolyte and collagen drinks and coffee. The Office…

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TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew

TikTok CEO grilled by U.S. lawmakers over ‘dangerous’ content

U.S. lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Thursday (March 23) accused TikTok of serving harmful content and inflicting “emotional distress” on young users, grilling the Chinese-owned app’s CEO on the company’s outsized influence on teens. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a…

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US state to require parental consent for social media

Utah on Thursday became the first US state to require social media sites to get parental consent for accounts used by under-18s, placing the burden on platforms like Instagram and…

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Bangkok food shop owner becomes instant star on TikTok for generosity

The owner of a pork leg stew with rice (khao khamu) shop and her daughter, in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi area, have recently been praised on social media after they offered…

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How to tell when a celebrity influencer is actually an online fraudster

The boom in social media has given birth to a multitude of influencers and idols, though some are cashing in on their fame the wrong way. The advice is to…

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TikTok star Phattaradej ‘Top’ Luechai, 29, who became famous for sharing his extreme frugal monthly meal prep for himself and his partner due to inflation, poses next to stored food for one month to illustrate his tight budget grocery shopping under $109 on his channel, in Samut Prakan province, Thailand, August 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kwang Jiraporn Kuhakan

Thai TikToker builds following with tips on frugal living

A Thai TikToker‘s tips on grocery shopping on a budget of just 4,000 baht ($109) a month are attracting thousands of followers amid a global food crisis as the southeast Asian nation grapples with…

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Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongpan Jitkaewtae

Lazada banned from Thai army compounds following video controversy

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief has banned all military units from using Lazada, following the controversy over a TikTok video, which has been deemed by some to offend the disabled and the…

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Thai royalist groups rally to seek accountability from Lazada

Royalist groups rallied in front of the Lazada office in downtown Bangkok this afternoon (Friday), to demand accountability from the online shopping platform for a controversial video clip uploaded to…

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Lazada faces boycott in Thailand over controversial TikTok video, apologises

The #BanLazada hashtag has been top-trending on Thai Twitter since last night (Thursday), after a controversial influencer video, which was sanctioned by a company representing the popular online shopping application…

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Music fans spend more time listening to tunes during pandemic -study

Music fans globally are spending more time listening to tunes, about 18.4 hours a week on average, and have turned to their favorite artists for comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Turning the pandemic into opportunity

Personal trainers have adapted the way they train their clients in the Covid-19 era to help those who are uncomfortable going to physical locations Thanakorn Sripong, 25, found starting a…

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Twitter, TikTok discuss potential combination

Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a…

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TikTok lookalike Zynn brings Chinese video app rivalry to US

Chinese short video app makers have taken their rivalry overseas, with TikTok facing stiff competition from a newcomer that has surged in popularity abroad — by paying users to keep…

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