Social media overtakes TV as news source in Cambodia.

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Social media overtakes TV as news source in Cambodia.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:20 am

Facebook trumps TV
Fri, 16 December 2016
Erin Handley

Facebook has, for the first time, overtaken television as the main source of news for Cambodian people – a trend that analysts say could threaten the ruling party’s grip on the Kingdom’s media coverage.

In an annual report focused on mobile phone use in Cambodia released by the Asia Foundation and Open Institute yesterday, the most important source of news for 30 percent of Cambodians was found to be Facebook and the internet, followed closely by television (29 percent), word of mouth (23 percent) and radio (15 percent).

The trend comes alongside a marked increase in smartphone ownership, with 48 percent of Cambodians owning one this year – more than doubling the percentage of just three years ago – and the fact that 76 percent of phones owned are now Khmer script-enabled.

The Asia Foundation’s country director Silas Everett said the study showed some “really significant trends for Cambodia”...

Full article: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/f ... -trumps-tv
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Post by Luigi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:31 pm

I see this as a good thing. Anywhere the media is state owned you get fed the same BS day in day out. Now citizens can a different distorted view on issues that impact their lives.
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:58 pm

FB will probably be blocked around election time.
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Post by Luigi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:06 pm

Commune elections of 2017? Or you think the 2018 farce?
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:09 pm

The 'main' show.
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Post by General Mackevili » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:44 pm

And Facebook is working with governments to block "fake news." That's some bullshit.
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Post by Luigi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:55 pm

General Mackevili wrote:And Facebook is working with governments to block "fake news." That's some bullshit.
Splain Lucy. Why is that BS. I'm a lil partial to the Zuckerburg phenom I'll admit.
Fake news does not help his bottom line any way I can figure. He is a bottom line guy.
I think once distrust sets in it is much harder to overcome than if you address it head on.
How they or any social media would be able to sort BS from ? I have no idea. How is any of that not censorship? Leaves me confused.

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Post by timmydownawell » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:15 pm

fake news = lies and propaganda

government propaganda = fake news
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:41 pm

^^ Been like this since forever.

But, if you call out the governments' fake news, you'll be branded a conspiracy theorist.
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