From	Grassroots	Activism	to	Disinformation:	Social	Media	in	Southeast	Asia	(Securitizing	“Fake	News”:	Policy	Responses	to	Disinformation	in	Thailand	)
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From Grassroots Activism to Disinformation: Social Media in Southeast Asia (Securitizing “Fake News”: Policy Responses to Disinformation in Thailand )

by Janjira Sombatpoonsiri

This book reflects on the role of social media in the past two decades in Southeast Asia. It traces the emergence of social media discourse in Southeast Asia, and its potential as a “liberation technology” in both democratizing and authoritarian states. It explains the growing decline in internet freedom and increasingly repressive and manipulative use of social media tools by governments, and argues that social media is now an essential platform for control. The contributors detail the increasing role of “disinformation” and “fake news” production in Southeast Asia, and how national governments are creating laws which attempt to address this trend, but which often exacerbate the situation of state control.

From Grassroots Activism to Disinformation explores three main questions: How did social media begin as a vibrant space for grassroots activism to becoming a tool for disinformation? Who were the main actors in this transition: governments, citizens or the platforms themselves? Can reformists “reclaim” the digital public sphere? And if so, how?

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  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Product Code : 9789814951036C06

About Author

Janjira Sombatpoonsiri

Janjira Sombatpoonsiri is Researcher, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University; and Associate, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA).