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LIVE: Senate hearing on fake news online

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Social media users advised to be critical of trolls

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

‘You have to engage them and fight back,’ says veteran journalist Ed Lingao at Rappler’s ‘Truth, Trust, and Democracy’ forum

THE PANELISTS. From L to R: Lourd de Veyra, Tonyo Cruz, Leloy Claudio, Eg Lingao, and Caloy Conde during the Rappler forum on November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Freedom of speech ‘limits the power of government to lie’

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Veteran reporter Ed Lingao says about fake news online, ‘Everybody has the right to be wrong, but everybody has the responsibility to get it right’

FREEDOM. Blogger and columnist Tonyo Cruz laments the power of free speech in a democracy. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Social media updates roundup: August 27 to September 2, 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Facebook enters the streaming wars with Facebook Watch while Microsoft releases Mixer Create a mobile app for streaming mobile games

MIXER CREATE. Microsoft releases new mobile app for its streaming platform, Mixer. Image from Microsoft


Facebook to reject ads from pages touting 'fake news'

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Pages that habitually link to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise on Facebook

The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Internet giants must do more to combat hate speech, says EU

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:31 PM

European Commission scrutinizes the time it takes for Facebook Microsoft Twitter and YouTube to review notifications of potential hate speech

UNDER PRESSURE. The European Commission is putting the onus on these 4 internet giants to combat abusive content on their platforms.