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One of the bill's most controversial articles will require social media platforms to make supposedly confidential messages available to the judiciary for 3 months, including the identity of senders
The ad boycott against Facebook may not be immediately effective, but it can be a stepping stone to a larger movement towards exacting accountability. Facebook's actions this July will show if they've gotten the point.
Coca-Cola will use the pause to "reassess our advertising policies to determine whether revisions are needed," CEO James Quincey says
Unilever, whose brands also include Dove soap, Magnum ice cream, Lipton tea, and Knorr, is a major advertiser on social media in the United States
(UPDATED) CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will also add tags to posts which are 'newsworthy' but violate platform rules – following the lead of Twitter, which used such labels on tweets from President Donald Trump
Facebook will warn users when they share stories that are more than 90 days old
I’ve been debating the merits of leaving Facebook as a thought exercise, and I understand it’s so very hard to do
'As of July 1st we will pause all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the United States,' Ben & Jerry's says on June 23
The new, aggressive stand by Twitter on rule-breaking by the president stands in contrast with Facebook, which has maintained a largely hands-off policy
The #StopHateForProfit appeal is supported by the Anti-Defamation League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ColorOfChange, FreePress, and the activist group Sleeping Giants
Facebook's move comes under growing pressure over its hands-off approach to misinformation and inflammatory posts and following criticism it turned a blind eye to foreign interference in the 2016 presidential poll
'Governments should not impinge on the fundamental values of a free press,' says Twitter
Broadcasters, publishers, and journalists call on the European Commission to implement 'much stronger measures' to combat disinformation on internet platforms such as Google and Facebook
'If there were no news content available on Facebook in Australia, we are confident the impact on Facebook’s community metrics and revenues in Australia would not be significant,' the company says
'What was it like to wait 5 days for a bus? What happened in between? What was she thinking? How did she feel?'
Facebook’s new Manage Activity tool can help you easily filter, delete, or archive multiple posts at a time.
By far the biggest network uncovered was linked to China, Twitter says, comprised of a 'highly engaged core' of 23,750 accounts that was boosted by a further 150,000 'amplifier' accounts
'At this time, we have not seen evidence of the reported accounts engaging in coordinated or malicious activity focused on creating fake accounts,' says Facebook
Twitter says it would be testing the feature on its Android application 'to help promote informed discussion'
The European Commission's top official on countering disinformation praises Twitter for tagging two claims made by Trump last month about postal ballots in US elections
Twitter confirms a screenshot showing the work on a revamped system, but does not give further details on a date for a public launch
'If we only limit ourselves to half the conversation, the revolution will only be half-finished'
One-time passwords are single-use passwords sent by an online platform to a user's email address or mobile number for added security
Facebook urges users to 'continue reporting any accounts they believe may be inauthentic,' as alarm grows in the Philippines
'The real terrorists are behind these attacks to the privacy and security of students and people who are critical of the administration's incompetence,' a netizen says
While initially thought to be limited to activists and journalists in Cebu and Central Visayas, duplicate accounts are reported in areas across the country
Even those working in the private sector cannot be terminated, disciplined, or punished for posting something on Facebook or Twitter or showing up at rallies
(UPDATED) The #JunkTerrorBill posts by Filipinos are marked as spam after they allegedly failed to comply with Facebook’s community standards. Facebook says it has since restored incorrectly removed posts.
'I believe Mr Floyd is still alive. This was just a show to start race wars,' one Facebook user writes
MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, will host a webinar on fact-checking historical claims on Thursday, June 11, at 4 pm
'We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,' says a statement from Snapchat
Digital will play a critical role in the 2020 White House race as social media takes the place of rallies and door-to-door campaigning
'We are disappointed and stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations for allowing the Trump posts to remain up,' says a statement
Twitter says it is 'actively investigating' the #dcblackout hashtag, and has 'suspended hundreds of spammy accounts' under its platform manipulation policy
The tit-for-tat marks a new escalation in the row between Twitter and Donald Trump, who has more than 80 million followers and uses tweets daily to announce policies, attack opponents, and comment on breaking news
(UPDATED) If enforced, the action would upend decades of precedent and treat internet platforms as 'publishers' potentially liable for user-generated content
(UPDATED) 'Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen,' Donald Trump says in a tweet.
Trump tweets a conspiracy theory accusing one of his media critics of murder, prompting an agonized letter from the victim's wife and calls for the company to block the Republican leader's 'vicious lie'
A new report reveals that Islamophobic hashtags like #Coronajihad and #MuslimVirus reached 170 million Twitter users
(UPDATED) PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE: Child sexual abuse has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms
The most challenging content issues for Facebook are likely not the most challenging content issues for everyone, and that has to be made clear to its oversight board
Twitter's in-testing feature will allow users to choose who can reply to a tweet. You can choose to allow everyone to reply, only have people you follow reply, or only people you mention reply
Para-paraan ang mga gustong dumami ang followers, tapos ay ibebenta sa kung sinong herodes na malamang ay pulitikong mangangailangan ng titingin sa kaniyang recycled na plataporma at niretokeng pagmumukha
(UPDATED) PART 1 | EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers
'If we can leverage this Twitter University right, it can be a great platform to learn from amazing professors, scientists, and experts for free; receive accurate information in an instant, and voice our concerns'
Pro-Duterte users spam a Facebook page meant for alumni of Daisy Dales Senior Secondary School in India, much to the confusion of the page’s admins
Facebook says in a statement to Bloomberg News, 'We recognize, and apologize for, the very real human rights impacts that resulted'
Twitter says it will continue its telework policy indefinitely as part of a move towards a decentralized, 'distributed workforce'
Facebook is releasing a database of 10,000 memes to researchers in a challenge to develop improved detection of hate-driven visual messages, with a prize pool of $100,000