Having stagnated for years, the percentage of South Asians who have used the internet has finally reached 50 per cent. In South Asia internet use is synonymous with social media, with most users spending all their time on chat applications. Many of these users have low digital skills and are often passive consumers in a digital world that attempts to influence, and at times misinform and manipulate, them.
Read the full article here by Helani Galpaya and Ramathi Bandaranayake.
Published on the East Asia Forum Quarterly (EAFQ) Volume 14, No 2: April – June, 2022