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TWITTER

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 3, 2021
BOJ gets hip to social media with tweet on new ¥10,000 note
The bank's unveiling of a new u00a510,000 bill got mixed reactions from the Japanese public.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2021
Olympic tone shifts in Japan as medal success outshines concerns
Analysis has shown positive remarks on Twitter about the Olympics have risen significantly since the opening ceremony on June 23.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 17, 2021
Biden says social media ‘killing people’ with virus fiction
Biden's comments came shortly after the head of the CDC said the U.S. is seeing a 'pandemic of the unvaccinated” in parts of the country where inoculation rates are low.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 3, 2021
Big tech crackdown could have unintended victims
Global efforts to rein in U.S.-based social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook Inc. risk restricting democratic freedoms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 30, 2021
Big Tech is gearing up for a massive fight with Modi’s India
India is growing more assertive in its efforts to control online communications, challenging Twitter and Facebook's practices and threatening to set a precedent that could extend worldwide.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 31, 2021
Democracy in the digital age
While populism is hardly new, the internet — especially social media — has enabled misinformation and reckless promises to be disseminated more efficiently than ever before.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 29, 2021
Florida’s new social media law violates the first amendment
The key provision of the Florida law states that 'a social media platform may not willfully deplatform a candidate for office” — and imposes a $250,000 per day fine for violations.
Japan Times
SOCCER
May 27, 2021
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford receives barrage of racial abuse after loss in Europa final
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said he was subjected to "at least 70 racial slurs" on social media following Wednesday's defeat against Villarreal in the Europa League final.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
May 24, 2021
Online harassment is all a part of Japan’s ‘post’ racism
Public figures in Japan have been making headlines by talking about the amount of racialized abuse they receive online. However, such bullying has been around for a long time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2021
Government adviser sparks ire with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancellation
Kaetsu University professor Yoichi Takahashi likened the number of COVID-19 cases in Japan to 'a ripple,' adding 'so you're telling me people want to cancel the Olympics for this? lol lol.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2021
Russia says Twitter complying with demand to remove 'banned content'
Russia this month extended a punitive slowdown until May 15, while acknowledging that the U.S. social media company had accelerated the deletion of content.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2021
China official won't delete satirical Hokusai pic about Fukushima water
The picture, based on a work by Katsushika Hokusai, depicts a person wearing an orange protective suit pouring green liquid into the sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 25, 2021
Twitter lends name to new species of mite discovered in Japan
The newly discovered Ameronothrus twitter mite, found in Chiba Prefecture, was spotted by scientists on photos uploaded to the social media site.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 1, 2021
Beijing is getting better at disinformation on global social media
Several in-depth investigations published over the past two months have shed light on the evolution of disinformation campaigns originating in China.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 20, 2021
The ex-Pfizer scientist who became an anti-vaccination hero
In recent months, Michael Yeadon has emerged as an unlikely hero of the so-called anti-vaxxers, whose adherents question the safety of many vaccines, including for the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 6, 2021
Increasing angst on social media may point to a silver lining as Japan looks to leave 2020 behind
The outrage expressed on Twitter has been noticeably worse than normal over the first two months of the year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 6, 2021
Twitter explores 'undo send' feature for paying users
Twitter Inc. is testing an "undo send" function that would give users a short time to withdraw a tweet before it is posted, the company confirmed on Friday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 1, 2021
Clubhouse won over Elon Musk. Now it’s conquering the world.
With its stunning emergence this year, Clubhouse has already become the biggest U.S. social-media success story in nine years after the Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat era.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2021
Fact-checking or propaganda? Osaka political group's new Twitter account raises eyebrows
Concerned about a rise in what Osaka Ishin said was false statements on social media, the group launched a new Twitter account to track posts about the prefecture's COVID-19 response.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 26, 2021
Twitter’s moment in the sun won’t last
Does Twitter deserve the benefit of the doubt? They may see something to cheer but, at least for now, I don't.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?