The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.
(UPDATED) The European Commission says social media companies in general need to do more to comply with EU consumer rules
'All the posts of the past two days have been swarmed and attacked by Filipino trolls – every single post. It is crazy and it is full of non-sequiturs,' says computer programmer Carlos Nazareno
Originally tested on Android devices, Facebook moves forward with testing for the subscription-based product for the iOS, beginning March 1
Currently only available in the US, Facebook Watch's news section will feature breaking news stories and is said to be the next big step for the social media giant’s news strategy
Denouncing what it calls 'toxic online content,' Unilever weighs in on growing concerns about fake news and extremist posts on such networks as Facebook and Google
'Facebook hides default settings that are not privacy-friendly in its privacy center and does not provide sufficient information about this when users register,' Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV) legal expert Heiko Duenkel says
Should Facebook incorporate the pattern into its algorithm, 3rd party entities will be able to target which social class they want their posts to reach
Understanding that fake news is the professional product of advertising and PR strategists means we need to challenge the broader system that has not only normalized political deception but made it financially rewarding.
Some users think this feature would be abused by trolls and bots, while some say users' freedom of speech would be unaffected
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The closest thing that Facebook has come to a 'dislike' button so far
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'The reason our community exists today is not because we avoided mistakes,' says the Facebook CEO
Netizens lauds Uber driver Teofisto Torres who was seen eating his meal from a plastic bag while driving through traffic in Metro Manila
This week's roundup features Russian rockets, Chinese sex dolls, and the world's social media darling, Facebook. Here's the SciTech wRap for February 3, 2018!
This comes after Facebook fought for 5 years to avoid being taken to court in France over the case
'What you are going to see is a rise in state-run media if this applies to every official page in your neighborhood,' one expert warns
UP professor Clarissa David explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation on social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it
The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said in a statement says the complainant 'may bring an individual action in Austria against Facebook Ireland'
Several Facebook Live videos showing old tsunami footage on loop goes viral as netizens initially believe it was happening live
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The comments from the world's biggest social network are its latest response to intense criticism for failing to stop the spread of misinformation among its two billion users
In a Facebook post, co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the network would seek to 'prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local'
'Social media companies continue to get beat in part because they rely too heavily on technologists and technical detection to catch bad actors,' says an expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in the use of the internet by terror groups.
The company now searches for 'clusters engaged in coordinated activity around the Brexit referendum' that appeared to have originated in Russia
The 18-year-old high school student is found guilty of violating the country's internet law by making defamatory and slanderous comments online. Judges also ordered him to pay 10 million rupiah ($700) in fines.
For the creators of the protest signs, the SEC order to revoke Rappler's registration curtails press freedom and freedom of expression
Here's a roundup of our favorite science and technology stories for this week!
(UPDATED) Facebook shares fall 5.4% at the opening of trade on Friday, January 12, after the changes were announced on Thursday
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The senator says ongoing probe into the spread of fake news can cover the recent case of posts on the Marcos wealth compromise deal being taken down
Facebook’s virtual coercive is one of division, competing realities and a lack of mutual acceptance. In Facebook’s virtual coercive, fiction is reality and lies can validate.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: 'The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do'
European researchers discover that data on the social network can be used to identify those who are most likely to communicate diseases
ProPublica asks Facebook to explain its decisions on a sample of 49 items, sent in by people who maintained that content reviewers had erred, mostly by leaving hate speech up, or in a few instances by deleting legitimate expression
'If you know a special person who is doing amazing work and whose story needs to be told, let me know about them!' Humans of New York founder Brandon Stanton says in a Facebook post on his Manila trip
Technology hits a tipping point and transforms global power structures. In 2017, social media splintered the public space essential for democracy.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it would have been 'foolhardy' for any political candidate not to use the popular social networking site as a campaign tool
Facebook continues to grow in 2017. But with the growth comes mounting pressure to stymie fake news and balance its unhealthy dominance on the digital ad industry
As we move into the new year, let's look at some of the major issues surrounding the world of cybersecurity as it relates to the world at large. It's very likely at least one of the following issues will be a part of your future.
Shortly after his resignation as Davao City vice mayor, the presidential son shuts down the Facebook account where he earlier posted a furious message addressed to his daughter
Instead, they will offer fact-checked stories next to bogus articles, a method that is more effective according to the social network
Facebook sets its sights on developing music features after signing its first deal with a major label
This year has been filled with cringe-worthy moments online for government agencies and officials
Facebook plans to soon apply the face recognition technology to profile photos, to thwart people from being impersonated on the social network
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CNIL says it considers the transfer of some data for security purposes to be legal, but the sharing of non-essential information to improve the function of the app was not as users were not given the possibility to opt out
Facebook's machine learning model will lessen the visibility of engagement baiting posts on the platform, with repeat offenders set to receive demotions in the coming weeks
Buzzfeed says the new feature will let a Facebook user navigate between multiple accounts