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Jack Dorsey says he’s rethinking the core of how Twitter works

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:48 PM

'The most important thing that we can do is we look at the incentives that we’re building into our product. Because they do express a point of view of what we want people to do – and I don't think they are correct anymore,' Dorsey says

DORSEY. CEO of Twitter and Square Jack Dorsey accepts the award for CEO of the Year onstage during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund/AFP


Twitter puts curbs on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) According to Twitter, Jones' account is not suspended but 'has limited functionality,' as part of an enforcement effort that requires tweets violating Twitter rules to be deleted

ALEX JONES. Photo from Alex Jones' Twitter.

Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Social media users congratulate the new champions for winning their first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years

Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Jack Dorsey explains that it is journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumors or sensationalized issues

Italy to probe creation of anti-Mattarella Twitter accounts

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Where did these nearly 400 Twitter accounts come from?

ITALIAN LEADER. Italy's President Sergio Mattarella (L) attends a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Italian Republic (Republic Day) on June 2, 2018, in Piazza Venezia in Rome. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Twitter dives in black week for social media

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The drop in users comes from 'prioritizing the health of the platform, and, to a lesser extent, GDPR,' Twitter says, referring to Europe's General Data Protection Regulations that limit how internet firms can handle user data

Twitter suspends 'Professional Heckler'

Jul 25, 2018 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) A longtime satirist and known Duterte critic is taken off Twitter

Sharon Cuneta celebrates 40 years in showbiz with concert

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Sharon also formally launches her presence on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

MILESTONE. Actress Sharon Cuneta answers questions at a press conference on her concert in celebration of  her 40th year in showbiz this year. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Twitter curbs access for 143,000 apps in new crackdown

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:24 PM

They're also implementing a more thorough application process for third-party app developers


Tech giants working on universal data portability project

Jul 23, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The open-source initiative will let users transfer their data from one service to another conveniently

Twitter continues aggressive suspension of unwanted accounts

Jul 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

New report surfaces, saying Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in the 4th quarter of 2017


Twitter to remove locked accounts from users' follower count

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:45 AM

Twitter hopes this change will let users have confidence in the accuracy of legitimate accounts following them

TWITTER ACCOUNTS. A photo taken in the western French city of Rennes on November 7, 2013 shows an official Twitter account on a smartphone. File photo by Damien Meyer/AFP

Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate – report

Jul 08, 2018 - 12:03 AM

Russia-linked fake accounts are believed to have fired off false tweets in an effort to sway the 2016 US presidential vote

SOCIAL MEDIA. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Maine Mendoza, Vice Ganda PH's top Twitter celebs for 1st half of 2018

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:33 PM

JaDine's ‘Never Not Love You,’ meanwhile, is the country’s most talked-about movie for January to June 2018

TOP PH CELEB. Maine Mendoza is still the country's top female celebrity, at least on Twitter. File photo from Maine Mendoza's Instagram account

Daily $0.05 'social media tax' causes outcry in Uganda

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:36 PM

In East African country Uganda, a new law requires citizens to pay the government $0.05 for one-day access to Facebook, Tinder, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Grindr

Image for illustration purposes only. Illustrated by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler


Bro. Eddie hits Duterte, Morales on Batacan, border families update | Evening wRap

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:43 PM

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Twitter to confirm new accounts in spam fight

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Adding a way to check that a real person is behind new accounts is described by Twitter as being among measures to fight abuse, trolls, and hateful content

TWITTER. This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows shows the logo of the social networking website 'Twitter' on a computer screen in London, England. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Rice shortage, fake news, PH weather | Midday wRap

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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#RP612fic: Netizens imagine PH heroes on Independence Day 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Filipinos use jokes and memes to visualize Philippine historical figures in modern or alternative settings

BTS fans attempt to beat record for most used Twitter hashtag in 24 hours

May 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

AlDub still holds the world record for the category

Cybersecurity roundup: April 29 to May 5, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 1:44 PM

On this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, we've got Facebook stalkers, Cambridge Analytica news, and pacemaker security.

Twitter urges users to change 'unmasked' passwords

May 04, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The social media site says there are no signs that hackers accessed passwords which were exposed due to a software bug, but better to be safe than sorry

Twitter to show live ESPN events in new Disney deal

May 01, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Twitter will also serve as an online venue for video from other Disney subsidiaries, including ABC and Marvel

VIDEO ATTRACTION. Twitter's video content registers doubled daily video views in the past year.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 1, 2018

May 01, 2018 - 12:52 PM

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Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher

May 01, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Twitter confirms it sold a random sample of tweets from December 2014 to April 2015 to Aleksandr Kogan's company in 2015

KOGAN. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Russian-American academic Aleksandr Kogan, as he gives evidence to Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in London on April 24, 2018. AFP photo


‘Educate first’: Filipinos react to Baybayin as national writing system

Apr 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system

Twitter posts second straight profitable quarter after years in the red

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The one-to-many social platform gains momentum with strong Q1 2018 earnings

MAKING NOISE. The Twitter logo appears outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in this file photo. The once heavily beleaguered social network posts strong growth for the second straight quarter. Photo by Andrew Burton/AFP


'Sino'ng kalaban? Lumot?': Netizens react to Boracay threat simulations

Apr 24, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Filipinos online mock the security drills for potential terror attacks or hostage-taking incidents in Boracay, calling it 'overkill'

Surge in suspected Twitter bots sparks fear as polls in Southeast Asia loom

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Like the 2016 presidential election in the Philippines, some fear that the suspected bots may be deployed in upcoming polls in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia


The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 3rd week of April 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Schools must 'only use domestic social networks' for their communication,' the ministry says

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 2nd week of April 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

'Popcorn, please': Sereno-De Castro word war stuns netizens

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Netizens are willing spectators as the claws come out between the two women of the judiciary

Kremlin cracking down on internet to muzzle critics, say experts

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

According to experts, the Russian government recognizes the internet as the principal threat to its domination

NEW YEAR. Russian President Vladimir Putin wishes Russians 'changes for the better' in his New Year message as the world welcomes the year 2018. File photo

6 astrology social media accounts you need to follow

Apr 06, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The astrology content you didn't know you needed on your feed

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 1st week of April 2018

Apr 06, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

Rappler Talk: Who are the architects of disinformation in PH?

Apr 03, 2018 - 11:04 AM

University of Leeds professor Jason Cabañes breaks down the hierarchy in the vicious yet lucrative business of disinformation

Twitter bans crytocurrency ads on fraud fears

Mar 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM

The one-to-many messaging platform follows similar moves made by Google and Facebook earlier this year


Twitter to publish offical info linked to Mexico vote

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Mexico's electoral authority already has a similar accord with Facebook and is preparing another with Google in a bid to fight the spread of false information that plagued the most recent US presidential election

These are the first tweets of your favorite celebrities

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:34 PM

What was Vice Ganda's first ever tweet?

Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Mar 15, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'In fact, one of the purposes of dealing with deliberate online falsehoods is to protect free speech and enhance free speech,' says Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam


Twitter lights up as the world reacts to Stephen Hawking's death

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:29 PM

On the annual celebration of Pi Day and on Albert Einstein's birthday, Britain's renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies. Social media users on Twitter share words of praise in memory of Hawking.

Twitter wants all users to become verified

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'The intention is to open verification to everyone,' Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says


Twitter hiring director of new social science division to improve platform

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Twitter hopes the new research division can improve 'the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2018

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

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ALL EYES ON THE CHIEF. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces another tough challenge in impeachment proceedings as her fellow justices force her to take an indefinite leave.

Falsehoods 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth – study

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Fake stories spread faster because of the 'novelty hypothesis,' which suggests people share these stories because they are more surprising than real news, say researchers

TAKING FLIGHT. The biggest study of its kind reaffirms the growing belief that fake news just spreads faster than the truth. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP


Twitter seeks help measuring 'health' of its world

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The move is the latest by Twitter aimed at curbing disinformation, propaganda and provocation

TWITTER. In this file photo taken on November 7, 2013 the Twitter logo is displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City. File photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images North America/AFP

Remove 'terror content' within an hour, EU tells web firms

Mar 02, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The new recommendations also include steps to crack down on other harmful illegal content such as hate speech and images of child sexual abuse

ANDRUS ANSIP. European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission, Estonian politician Andrus Ansip, gives a press conference on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo by Lluis Gene/ AFP

You can now save tweets using Twitter's Bookmarks

Mar 01, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Those with Bookmarks activated will have a share icon beside the heart-shaped Like icon. Tapping that icon will open up a menu from which a user can save a given tweet.

BOOKMARKS. Twitter's new Bookmarks feature lets users save tweets for posterity. Screen shot from Twitter.

China’s illegal entry in Benham Rise, Roque on People Power, Pimentel on Duterte-Carpio | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

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