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Journalist with Reuters. Covers tech in Southeast Asia, from unicorns to disinformation campaigns. Get in touch at fanny.potkin@tr.com. Usual disclaimers.

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@AnthemFederal
Federal Anthem
13 hours ago
At least 763 security forces (429 soldiers + 334 police) have defected from the military since Sep 7 when NUG declared ‘people’s defensive war’ according to data from Myanmar’s opposition government, NUG. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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Fanny Potkin
7 hours ago
The Russian government’s propaganda spending is rivaled most intensely by China, which spent more than any other country in 2020. Chinese foreign agents reported about $67.2 million in total 2020 lobbying and influence spending.
@annalecta
Anna Massoglia
22 hours ago
NEW: Russian state-controlled media spent OVER $146 MILLION on foreign influence ops & Kremlin propaganda targeting the U.S. since 2016 with $16M+ on propaganda in 2021 alone, per @OpenSecretsDC's analysis of FARA filings—and even more spending undisclosed
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@viaCristiano
Cristiano Lima
2 days ago
NEW: Top House Democrats are unveiling a bill to revamp Section 230 to hold tech companies accountable for "malicious algorithms"
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Fanny Potkin
2 days ago
In March, China’s internet regulator told LinkedIn officials to better regulate its content and gave them 30 days to do so.LinkedIn notified human-right activists, academics and journalists that their profiles were being blocked in China, saying they contained prohibited content.
@Lingling_Wei
Lingling Wei 魏玲灵
2 days ago
BREAKING NEWS: Microsoft’s LinkedIn exiting China. ⁦@stuwoo⁩ ⁦@lizalinwsj
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@CPJMENA
CPJ MENA
3 days ago
#Morocco: Today, journalist Maati Monjib announced going on a hunger strike to protest the freezing of his bank account and being banned from traveling. Monjib, who is also a French citizen, can no longer travel to France to join his family and get treated for his heart condition
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@ReutersLawrence
Lawrence White
2 days ago
Anna lost her life savings to fraudsters who pretended to be from the FCA, calling her 3 times a day for weeks. Her story is one of many @iainwithers and I uncovered while investigating how the UK became the world's scam capital 🧵
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@marklowen
Mark Lowen
2 days ago
In 2016 Italian student Giulio #Regeni was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Egypt. Its authorities denied, obfuscated & failed to cooperate with investigators. Today 4 Egyptian security agents face trial in Rome in absentia - Egypt won’t hand them over
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@adityakalra
Aditya Kalra
3 days ago
Reuters Investigation: Internal Amazon documents reveal a systematic campaign of creating knockoffs & rigging search results to boost its own brands like AmazonBasics & Solimo in India. Amazon exploited internal data to copy products of other firms #Thread
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@Shoon_Naing
Shoon Naing
4 days ago
“The president turned down their proposal, saying he was in good health,” defence lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said citing his testimony. “The officers warned him the denial would cause him many harm but the president told them he would rather die than consent.”
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@pybaubry
Pierre-Yves Baubry
5 days ago
Victor Gao, former Deng Xiaoping’s translator and curent vice president of the Center for China and Globalization, quoted by Le Monde: “10% of the 23 million Taiwanese are in fact of Japanese descent, and most separatists are among them …” 1/2
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@rapplerdotcom
Rappler
8 days ago
Where was Rappler CEO @mariaressa when she found out she was one of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates for 2021? In the middle of a live webinar about independent journalism. Watch it here. Read the story:
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@edmundlee
Edmund Lee
8 days ago
that the last time this happened was in 1935 for Carl von Ossietzky's coverage of Hitler says something about the time we're living in
@BGrueskin
Bill Grueskin
8 days ago
Say an RIP today for Carl von Ossietzky, a journalist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935 for his coverage of Hitler's rearmament plans, which led to years in a concentration camp and his death of tuberculosis while under the Gestapo's surveillance
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@EmilyZFeng
Emily Feng 冯哲芸
8 days ago
China’s top policy making body has just released potential new rules for public comment which could outlaw all privately-funded media outlets, online forums, livestreams, aggregators which share foreign news and information, and broadcasts ⁉️
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@JChengWSJ
Jonathan Cheng
8 days ago
The media has written much recently about Beijing's shift towards more forceful assimilation of its ethnic minorities. An updated blueprint for childhood development released last week spells it out more clearly, in an official government document. @QiZHAI
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@polinaivanovva
Polina Ivanova
8 days ago
Russia has just placed a journalist working for BBC Russian on its foreign agents list
@evangershkovich
Evan Gershkovich
8 days ago
The same day Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, former Proekt journalists @skazal_on and @sotnikov_d are designated as foreign agents
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@CatherineBelton
Catherine Belton
8 days ago
Dmitry Muratov dedicates his Nobel Prize to the brave journalists of Novaya Gazeta, killed for doing their job: "Igor Domnikov, Yury Schekochikin, Anna Politkovskaya, Stas Markelov, Anastasia Baburova, Natasha Estemirova -- these are the people who received the Nobel Prize today"
@novaya_gazeta
Новая Газета
8 days ago
Муратов посвятил свою Нобелевскую премию мира всем погибшим журналистам нашей газеты
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Fanny Potkin
8 days ago
Shopee $SE continues its global expansion tour by dipping a launch in Spanish e-commerce, according to newly created social media pages. This comes mere weeks after it launched a team in Poland where it now has a team.
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@NobelPrize
The Nobel Prize
8 days ago
BREAKING NEWS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. #NobelPrize #NobelPeacePrize
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