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The New York Times headquarters in New York. The New York Times has sued Microsoft and OpenAI for using its content to help develop artificial intelligence services, in a sign of the increasingly fraught relationship between the media and a technology that could upend the news industry.
Dec 28, 2023
NYT sues Microsoft and OpenAI for copyright infringement
While OpenAI has been sued by prominent authors, the suit is the first challenge to its practices by a major media organization.
The U.S. head office of TikTok in Culver City, California
Dec 24, 2023
Whoever designed TikTok Shop should get coal for Christmas
With TikTok Shop's debut holiday season, is sees a mixed bag of success and struggles.
In Japan, most of the trending hashtags on X on Thursday are related to the platform's outage.
Dec 21, 2023
Social media platform X back up after wide-scale outage
Social media platform X suffered a global outage on Thursday, with users being unable to view posts.
Poland's Iga Swiatek in action during the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, in November.
Dec 21, 2023
Tennis governing bodies aim to combat online abuse of players
The bodies will use Threat Matrix, which uses a combination of AI and open-source data, to provide a rapid threat assessment of personal safety.
X owner Elon Musk
Dec 19, 2023
EU targets Musk's X in first illegal content probe
The probe will focus on countering the dissemination of illegal content and the effectiveness of measures taken to combat information manipulation.
Media mogul Jimmy Lai, the founder of now-shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and one of the most prominent Hong Kong critics of China's Communist Party leadership, has faced a salvo of litigation since a wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019.
Dec 15, 2023
China crackdown on Hong Kong in focus as Jimmy Lai goes on trial
Media tycoon faces possible life imprisonment on charges he colluded with foreign forces, including the U.S.
Commuters watch videos on their mobile phones as they travel in a suburban train in Mumbai, India.
Dec 14, 2023
Bollywood star in lycra or deepfake? AI on social media takes toll
More than 90% of deepfake videos online are pornographic, according to technology experts, and most are of women.
Since starting out as a venue for short, silly lip-syncing videos, TikTok has emerged as an incubator for consumer trends, with millions of people trying on clothes and reviewing products.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 13, 2023
TikTok Shop sees early success, taking aim at giant Amazon
In a sign of how seriously Amazon is taking TikTok, the company cut deals with Pinterest, Meta and Snapchat to let users shop without leaving those apps.
A digital painting of Hong Kong bakery items by Tam Ka-yan, which was published on Instagram in 2020.
Dec 13, 2023
Hong Kong illustrator seeks to preserve culinary heritage through art
Currently an exchange student in Japan, Tam Ka-yan cites Japanese properties like the films of Studio Ghibli as inspiration.
Chinese influencer Li Ying used social media to help tell the world about last year’s protests in China. Now in exile, he has been threatened and lost his livelihood for his defiance.
Dec 12, 2023
‘I have no future’: China’s rebel influencer is still paying a price
To some Chinese, painter and art school graduate Li Ying is a superhero who stood up to their authoritarian government and leader.
Data has shown that the United States women's team — which has routinely been targeted for online abuse over the years — was subjected to the most abuse during the 2023 Women's World Cup.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Dec 12, 2023
One in five players at Women's World Cup suffer online abuse: study
Nearly 50% of the verified online abuse was homophobic, sexual or sexist in nature.
Referee Tom Foley reacts during a Premiership Rugby game in September 2021. Foley has said that he will step away from international match officiating for the foreseeable future due to online abuse.
Dec 5, 2023
Top referee Foley stands down from international rugby over abuse
Tom Foley has previously reported receiving death threats to himself and his family in the wake of this year's Rugby World Cup final.
The talent agency formerly known as Johnny & Associates announced it would change its name after acknowledging the long history of abuse company founder Johnny Kitagawa inflicted on young men. The news was followed by the removal of company signage bearing Kitagawa’s name.
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Dec 2, 2023
The entertainment story of the year is long overdue
As entertainment heavyweights Johnny & Associates and Takarazuka Revue are hit by scandals, hope for reform emerges with changing attitudes toward abuse.
Tigers manager Akinobu Okada speaks during a news conference in Tokyo after the buzzword of the year was announced on Friday. The team's slogan, an indirect reference to victory, took the top spot.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 1, 2023
Japan’s 2023 buzzword of the year is all about winning
A.R.E — based on the Japanese word “are” (“that”) — took the top spot, after the Hanshin Tigers popularized the term as an indirect reference to victory.
Elon Musk, owner of the social media platform X, is interviewed at the 2023 New York Times DealBook Summit in New York on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 1, 2023
More advertisers likely to flee X after Musk tirade at conference
Elon Musk unleashed a profanity-laced rant against advertisers for fleeing the platform and accused the brands of "blackmail."
Elon Musk waits backstage before being interviewed at the 2023 New York Times DealBook Summit in New York on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 30, 2023
Elon Musk says advertiser boycott may kill X
Earlier this month, Musk agreed with a post that said Jewish people hold a "dialectical hatred” of white people.
Fox Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Rupert Murdoch being deposed in Fox defamation case: source
Establishing that Murdoch was involved in decisions about coverage would help voting technology company Smartmatic prove liability.
An advertisement for Lai Ching-te, whose presidential campaign was the target of an audio deepfake, in Taipei on Nov. 14. Ahead of a presidential election in January, Taiwanese fact checkers and watchdogs say they are ready for Beijing. But they are still worried.
Nov 27, 2023
Can Taiwan continue to fight off Chinese disinformation?
Ahead of a presidential election in January, Taiwanese fact checkers and watchdogs say they are ready for Beijing. But they are still worried.
As technology and politics increasingly force society to determine truth from fiction, Merriam-Webster's dictionary has selected the word "authentic" as word of the year.
WORLD / Society
Nov 28, 2023
Merriam-Webster crowns 'authentic' as word of the year
The winner beat "deepfake," "rizz" and "coronation" for honors as the word that most often sent people to the dictionary.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) waves to supporters during a road show as a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election campaign ahead of the Telangana state assembly elections, in the city of Hyderabad on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 28, 2023
Hindu-Muslim tensions stoked online as India prepares to vote
During the BJP's rule over the past decade, party members and allies have been accused of inflammatory speech against Muslims.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on