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Deepening the understanding of social media’s impact in Southeast Asia

Tapsell, Ross


Southeast Asia’s Internet users are far more diverse than usually reported. They range from the urban youth with laptops and highspeed Wi-Fi, to the older generation semi-rural and rural users with affordable mobile phones for Facebook and WhatsApp. Southeast Asians generally trust social media platforms more than in Western societies. This trust in social media reflects a lack of trust in local mainstream media and official sources of information. What campaign information (and disinformation)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book
DOI: 10.1355/9789814881647-002


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