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Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch in 2020 – BBC

May 24, 2019 - 7:53 PM

'GlobalCoin' would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries, starting in the first quarter of 2020, BBC says on its website

Discussing platforms on Facebook didn't matter in 2019 polls – study

May 24, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The study also finds that promoting previous legislative work and platforms had very little impact on winnability

SENATORIAL POSTSCRIPT. A study dives into the Facebook environment during the 2019 elections.

Breakup isn't the answer, Facebook's Zuckerberg says

May 24, 2019 - 10:35 AM

He argues that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and the portability of personal data

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook F8 Conference. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


Around 5% of 2.4 billion monthly active users are fake – Facebook

May 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM

While Facebook says it has identified more fake accounts than in previous quarters, there are about 120 million which have evaded discovery


Bicolano tycoon sues Bikoy, Facebook, YouTube for cyber libel

May 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Elizaldy Co and Misibis Bay management are seeking P1.1 billion in damages

Duterte Youth's Cardema already proclaims himself congressman on Facebook

May 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'The substitution of Cardema has not yet been approved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LIFE UPDATE. Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema declares himself a congressman though the Comelec en banc has yet to rule on his substitution bid. File photo of Cardema by Rappler

Facebook bans Israeli firm over fake election posts

May 17, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Facebook bans Israel company Archimedes Group, which on its website boasts of 'winning campaigns worldwide'

Daniel Cabrera, boy in viral FB post, graduates from Cebu grade school

May 16, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Daniel's life has changed since a photo of him studying outside a McDonald's branch to take advantage of electricity spread on social media

Tech giants vow to step up fight against online extremism

May 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft meet with leaders of France, New Zealand and other countries in Paris to unveil the 'Christchurch Call' of voluntary commitments for online platforms

TECH FOR GOOD. Orange CEO Stephane Richard, right, is watched by Google's Jacquelline Fuller, left, as he speaks during a "Tech For Good" meetup to launch anti-terror 'Christchurch Call' at Hotel Marigny in Paris on May 15, 2019, held to discuss good conduct for technology giants. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

May 15, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) It's putting $7.5 million into research partnerships with 3 US universities to improve image and video analysis technology

FACEBOOK. The logo of social network Facebook is displayed on a smartphone, on January 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


Facebook plans pay boost for content moderators in the U.S.

May 14, 2019 - 7:22 AM

The company says it's also bolstering on-site counseling for content reviewers

[Two Pronged] My boyfriend doesn't make me feel valued

May 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'I feel that being in a relationship with me is a chore for him,' says Marites

Facebook sues South Korea data analytics firm

May 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

A lawsuit is filed against Rankwave in a California State court in Silicon Valley to enforce terms the company agreed to in order to operate apps on the social network, according to director of platform and litigation, Jessica Romero

Vietnam jails two activists for 'spreading propaganda' on Facebook

May 11, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Independent media is banned in Vietnam, with online posts, comments and critics strictly monitored and bloggers, activists and rights lawyers routinely jailed.

Social networks under intense surveillance in Pakistan

May 10, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are once regarded as the last holdouts of dissenting voices, but now that has changed

Break up Facebook, says company's co-founder

May 10, 2019 - 2:21 PM

In an editorial published in The New York Times, Chris Hughes says Mark Zuckerberg's 'focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks'

BREAK UP FACEBOOK. This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

Whistleblower says Facebook generating terror content

May 10, 2019 - 9:07 AM

'Facebook's efforts to stamp out terror content have been weak and ineffectual,' according to a study by the National Whistleblowers Center in Washington

FACEBOOK. A woman poses in front of a computer displaying the Facebook logo in Mill Valley, California on March 21, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

May 09, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies with major bases in the financial hub and journalists' organizations

FAKE NEWS LAWS. This picture taken on January 24, 2019 shows the Merlion, Singapore's iconic landmark projected with lights during the preview of the "i Light Singapore festival". Photo by Theodore Lim/AFP


Facebook bans conspiracy theorists, controversial black activist

May 03, 2019 - 7:01 AM

(UPDATED) The social media titan bans Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos, a high-profile right-wing provocateur, in its latest crackdown on hate content

COMBO) This combination of pictures created on May 02, 2019 shows right-wing British provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos answers questions during a speech at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5, 2017, commentator Alex Jones arrive to hear testimony by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 11, 2018, Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Nation of Islam, speaks onstage during the Celebration of Life memorial service for late US rapper, recording artist and social activist Nipsey Hussle, at the Staples Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles. Facebook on May 2, 2019, banned black activist leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right icon Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, know for neo-Nazi rhetoric, and several others in a heightened crackdown on hate content at the leading social network. "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," Facebook said in a statement. Others banned Thursday from Facebook and Instagram were Paul Nehlen, a political candidate espousing white supremacist views; and conspiracy theorists Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer. SAUL LOEB, MARK GRAHAM, Kevork Djansezian / AFP / POOL AFPForum Your opinion matters

Facebook Dating arrives in the Philippines. Here's how to set it up

May 01, 2019 - 1:10 PM

The first step? You'll need to update your Facebook app.


Facebook's top 13 announcements at F8 2019 conference

May 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

A new Facebook design, a new Instagram camera, and Facebook Dating highlight Facebook's slew of F8 2019 announcements

SECRET CRUSH. The new feature lets users match with friends they have a crush on. All photos from Facebook

In revamp, Facebook bets on 'Secret Crush' feature, groups

May 01, 2019 - 7:39 AM

The company details its new strategy emphasizing romance, private communications and small groups

FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 30, 2019. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


What to expect at Facebook’s F8 2019 developer conference

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Here are some of what we’re expecting to happen at this year’s F8 conference

DEV CONFERENCE. Screenshot from Facebook F8 website


Facebook sues New Zealand company to thwart fake likes

Apr 26, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The company and 3 people targeted in the lawsuit operate a service to raise the profile of Instagram accounts by giving them bogus followers, views, and likes

FIGHTING FAKE LIKES. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. File photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Facebook profit down as it sets aside $3B for fines

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Facebook logs a profit of $2.4 billion for Q1 2019, down 51% from a year earlier

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


FALSE: 'ABS-CBN news headline' on suspending anti-Otso Diretso Facebook accounts

Apr 24, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The news headline is fabricated. The ABS-CBN did not publish any article that says news organizations will suspend anti-Otso Diretso Facebook accounts

Facebook expected to report 1st drop in profits in nearly 4 years

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:14 PM

Facebook’s plans for reform amid a string of scandals can kick up its expenses and lower its profits

FACEBOOK. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP


Federal regulators want to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s privacy lapses

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:54 PM

The Federal Trade Commission in past investigations have spared Zuckerberg, but this could soon change

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Facebook’s digital literacy program comes to the Philippines

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Facebook's We Think Digital campaign comes to the Philippines as Digital Tayo

Image from Facebook Digital Tayo webpage


Facebook says it stored 'millions' of unencrypted Instagram passwords

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:18 AM

'We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users,' Facebook says in a blog post.

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

Facebook bans UK far-right groups

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Facebook bans groups for "terrorist activity, organized hate, mass or serial murder, human trafficking or organized violence or criminal activity"

BANNED. Far-right groups are weeded out of Facebook for forbidden content. Shutterstock photo

Facebook takes down fake network supporting Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:25 AM

The takedown takes place ahead of the Indonesian presidential elections on April 17

PRABOWO SUBIANTO. Facebook takes down a network of fake accounts described to be pro-Prabowo Subianto, a candidate in the upcoming Indonesian presidential elections. Shutterstock photo


Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp suffer global outage

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The outage affects approximately 60% of users. The remaining 40% who can access Facebook's services may encounter errors or issues.

Baguio driver to sue Facebook accuser who wrongly identified him

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:48 PM

A Baguio man says he will file a libel case against an FB user who falsely pinpointed him as a crime suspect

Facebook to crack down on groups spreading misinformation

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The leading social network indicates it will be tougher on inappropriate content in groups, which may not be seen by the public but which can circulate hoaxes and promote abusive or violent actions


Facebook’s ad algorithm discriminates by race, gender – study

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Even when parameters were set to be 'highly inclusive,' the system seems to push for stereotypes in its ad delivery, say researchers

Photo from Facebook


New Zealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperate

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was 'disingenuous' in saying bad actors were going out of their way to circumvent the site's systems.

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports

MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP


Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'

No plans to delay Facebook livestreams despite New Zealand massacre – Zuckerberg

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Mark Zuckerberg, in an interview with ABC's 'Good Morning America' on April 4, also says he had confidence in measures put in place by Facebook to prevent interference in next year's US presidential election

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. File photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Malacañang dismisses 'Totoong Narco List' video as black propaganda

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:46 PM

(UPDATED) Paolo Duterte calls the allegations in the video an 'invention' and blames a certain 'J.S.' for it

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Facebook’s week: On disappearing posts, internet regulation, and livestream restrictions plans

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Five major Facebook stories broke last week. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

ZUCKERBERG AND FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Otso Diretso on Facebook takedown of fake accounts: Good but not enough

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:32 PM

'They should have taken measures way back, and not let so much time pass before they actually did these concrete steps to actually stop the weaponization of the social network,' says senatorial bet Chel Diokno

NO TO FAKE NEWS. Otso Diretso candidates Florin Hilbay and Chel Diokno are joined by Magdalo's Manuel Cabochan, who represents Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, in a press conference on April 3, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Facebook seeks tab to promote 'high quality news'

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:09 PM

'We want this to surface high quality and trustworthy information,' Zuckerberg says in a video


Facebook removes 'fake' accounts linked to Pakistani military

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The statement by Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, shines a light on efforts by Pakistan's military establishment to use social media as a propaganda tool

Panelo downplays role of social media in Duterte victory

Apr 01, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte knew nothing about the network of pro-Duterte fake accounts Facebook recently took down

Facebook wants 'more active' government regulation

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:41 AM

In the Philippines, Vice President Leni Robredo pushes for laws against the 'deliberate, organized, and large-scale distribution of fake news on social media'

RULES NEEDED. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says regulation needs to be updated for the internet. File photo by Luis Gene/AFP

Fake account network massively pro-Duterte – report

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:14 PM

Other politicians being promoted by the pages include Bong Go, Ronald dela Rosa, Sara Duterte, Ferdinand Marcos, Imee Marcos, and Bongbong Marcos

Facebook takes down fake account network of Duterte campaign social media manager

Mar 29, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) Facebook takes down 200 pages, groups, and accounts followed by millions of users


New Zealand PM says Facebook curbs not enough

Mar 28, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Jacinda Ardern makes it clear she believes the curbs are a direct response to the criticism levelled at Facebook, which a gunman used to livestream an attack on two mosques in New Zealand

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. Photo by David Lintott/AFP