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Rappler Talk: Duterte's media security chief on Maguindanao massacre

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Watch the interview with Joel Egco on Rappler.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The case for a biased, honest media

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Watch Leloy Claudio on Rappler.

FORUM: Truth, trust, and democracy in the age of selfies, trolls, and bots

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The public forum on 'Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls and Bots' aims to help promote a better understanding of how social media and other digital platforms work

Convictions for 2 Maguindanao massacre suspects expected in 2018

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:47 AM

The prosecution will ask the court this month to render judgment on Akmad Ampatuan Sr and Anwar Ampatuan Sr, says Presidential Task Force on Media Security chief Joel Egco

Top U.S. broadcaster Charlie Rose fired over sexual misconduct claims

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:54 AM

His sacking by several US networks now leaves in tatters a once glittering career in which he won 3 Emmy awards and a Peabody journalism prize for his 2013 interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

FIRED. In this file photo, Charlie Rose moderates a progam at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James making YouTube series on young basketball hopefuls

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James is among the executive producers of the eight-episode series 'Best Shot' about the lives of high school students with dreams of becoming basketball stars

DOUBLE-TEAMED. Sindarius Thornwell #0 and Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers double team LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Quicken Loans Arena on November 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. broadcaster Charlie Rose suspended over sexual harassment allegations

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:08 AM

A bombshell Washington Post report says the women were employees or aspired to work on the 'Charlie Rose' show and were in their 20s and 30s when the alleged harassment took place

ACCUSED. Rose, now 75, is the latest senior male journalist accused of misconduct. Photo courtesy 'Charlie Rose' page on Facebook

U.S. sues to block $85-B AT&T-Time Warner merger

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:06 AM

'This merger would greatly harm American consumers,' says Makan Delrahim, head of the US Justice Department's antitrust division

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 21, 2016 shows AT&T cellphone store in Springfield, Virginia, on October 23, 2014, and the Time Warner company logo on the front of the headquarter building, 24 November, 2003, in New York. Saul Loeb and Stan Honda/AFP

Japan 'Twitter killer' faces first murder charge

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Japan's 'Twitter killer,' who is suspected of murdering and dismembering 9 people he met on social media, is charged with his first count of homicide

PRIME SUSPECT. Suspect Takahiro Shiraishi (C) covers his face with his hands as he is transported to the prosecutor's office from a police station in Tokyo on November 1, 2017. Jiji Press/Stringer/AFP

Facebook launches Creators app for video makers

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:14 AM

The app, an apparent rebranding of the Facebook Mentions app, gives creators exclusive video-making tools and the ability to personalize their videos and share it to other platforms easily

LIVE: Closing Spaces – How do media and civil society fight back?

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Watch the livestream of this debate seminar in Copenhagen about journalism, democracy, and human rights

Twitter removing white supremacists' verified badges

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Twitter takes out the verification badges of at least 4 white supremacist or alt-right accounts, and says it is reviewing its system of giving out the badges

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls – study

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Other countries also increased their efforts to censor and manipulate information, the report says, including a 'keyboard army' of people employed and paid $10 a day by the Philippine government to amplify the impression of widespread support of a brutal drugs crackdown

Putin: U.S. pressure on RT an 'attack', will get 'proper response'

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Meanwhile, RT says it would comply with USA's demand to register its American operations as a 'foreign agent,' but would also go to court to challenge the measure

PUTIN IN VIETNAM. Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

How big is social media in ASEAN countries?

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:29 PM

While the biggest social media platforms originated from the West, citizens of ASEAN countries are just as into it

How Facebook has affected ASEAN democracies

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

With over 300 million monthly active Facebook users in Southeast Asia, various countries in the region have already seen how Facebook has negatively impacted their democracies

Russia to make U.S. media register as 'foreign agents'

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:11 AM

Russian lawmakers are drafting such measures after state-controlled Russia Today (RT) television was ordered by Washington to register as a 'foreign agent'

KREMLIN. A file photo shows the Kremlin's towers and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour at sunset in Moscow. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Philippines prepares to welcome ASEAN Summit 2017 guests

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

A day before delegates to the ASEAN Summit 2017 are to start arriving, Manila is in a frenzy for last-minute preparations

ALL OUT. The International Media Center looks like something right out out of a social media company office. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Japan and the ASEAN: Economic partners

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:04 PM

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the regional coalition continues to build stronger economic ties with partners including Japan

#PugadBaboy: Critiques Get You Fired

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Netizens ask LTFRB: How can we beat traffic without Angkas?

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Angkas has been widely used by its passengers as an alternative to the inefficient public transport in Metro Manila and to slip through the city's horrible traffic

Poe hits Mocha's attempt to 'reclassify' Rappler as social media

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Senator Grace Poe says, 'The PCOO should welcome objective and fair coverage from the press'

'All we wanted was an edit button': Clever tweets with #280characters

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:32 PM

What are some creative netizens and brands doing with all this newfound freedom?

Trump jumps over China's 'Great Firewall' with first tweet

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:02 AM

The US President posts messages on Twitter during his visit to the country, which has banned the website

'NI HAO,' TWITTER. Donald Trump's first tweet while in China.

Malacañang Press Corps slams Mocha Uson's bid to ‘reclassify’ Rappler

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:50 PM

'The MPC deplores any attempt to curtail press freedom and will continue to ensure a strong free press, keep the public informed, and the government in check,' the MPC says in response to the move of Asec Mocha Uson to expel Rappler from the organization

Snapchat to start paying content creators by 2018

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says they're building monetization opportunities for a creator community they've mostly neglected in past years


Snapchat parent company triples losses at $443M for Q3 2017

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Shares plunge as user numbers for the app falls short of market expectations and wearable camera Spectacles fails to reach sales targets

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on shows a logo of Snapchat at the front entrance of headquarters of Snapchat in Venice, California. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP


Twitter rolls out 280-character tweets

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Twitter's expanded character limits should now be available everywhere

FACT CHECK: Can PCOO reclassify Rappler as 'Social Media' under Uson?

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Because the Constitution guarantees freedom of the press, government does not have the power to regulate independent media

UAE and Qatar stake billions in 'soft power' showdown

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Culture, media and sports have turned into battlegrounds for branding and global recognition

OPENING SOON. This file handout photo taken on May 24, 2016 and made available on June 15, 2016, by Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) shows Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, surrounded by sea water. TDIC/Handout/AFP

[EDITORIAL] AnimatED: Saan pumalpak ang Facebook?

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hindi naka-optimize ang Facebook para sa katotohanan. Narito ang limang sablay ng social media giant.

Madeleine Albright says fake news 'damaging to democracy'

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:14 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] 'I do think it's terrible when people don't know what the truth is,' former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright tells Rappler's Maria Ressa

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright looks on during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on 'The Road Ahead: US Interests, Values, and the American People' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2017. File photo by AFP

Social media being used for manipulation, division – Tim Cook

Nov 03, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Apple's CEO reiterates that social media is being 'used to divide people, to manipulate people, to get fake news to people in broad numbers, and so, to influence their thinking'

TIM COOK. Apple CEO speaks out regarding the misuse of social media today. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP


Democracy under threat: We will shine the light, we will hold the line

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'Like many, I fear that the pendulum of democracy is swinging the other way globally, enabled by social media,' says Maria Ressa when she accepted the National Democracy Institute's W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award on November 2 (US time)

Twitter employee 'inadvertently' deactivates Trump's account on last day

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:08 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump's Twitter account was deactivated for 11 minutes. After it was restored, Trump tweets on other topics.

Russians also used Instagram to spread misinformation – Facebook

Nov 02, 2017 - 10:58 AM

20 million Americans were exposed to Russian-led information campaign on Instagram in 2016, admits Facebook

TESTIMONY. Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado are sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/AFP


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 2, 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of the news you need to know this Thursday.

ATTACK. An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017.  Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Impunity in PH, Gawad Sikatuna, NY terror suspect is Uber driver | Evening wRap

Nov 01, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

#UndasHugot: 'Dalawin mo ang namatay nating kahapon'

Nov 01, 2017 - 1:32 PM

'Sa wakas, nadalaw ko din yung puso kong patay na patay sa iyo'

PH ranks 5th worst country in unsolved media killings

Nov 01, 2017 - 1:04 PM

While President Rodrigo Duterte created a task force to probe media killings, it has so far failed to hold accountable the people responsible for violence against journalists in the Philippines, the CPJ report says

Facebook, Twitter, Google take aim at 'troll armies' that helped Trump win

Nov 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM

The companies seek to assure lawmakers that Russia's alleged online and social media interference to influence U.S. elections doesn't happen again

ONLINE PROOF. With examples of Russian-created Facebook pages behind him, Senator Patrick Leahy questions witnesses during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing titled 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online' on Capitol Hill, October 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee questioned the tech company representatives about attempts by Russian operatives to spread disinformation and purchase political ads on their platforms, and what efforts the companies plan to use to prevent similar incidents in future elections. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP


126 million U.S. users affected by Facebook content from Russian sources – reports

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to share their findings regarding their own investigations into possible connections between Russian entities and posts, ads, and even videos shared on YouTube


ABS-CBN brings more shows to Africa

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Under a deal with StarTimes, more ABS-CBN content will be aired in response to African viewers' demand for Filipino dramas

Why the rushed media arrangement for Duterte's Japan trip?

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:06 AM

A source privy to the arrangements says the presidential trip was initially planned for in-house coverage only

President Rodrigo delivers his pre-departure speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on November 16, 2016 prior to his departure for Lima, Peru to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting on November 19 to 20. Photo by Karl Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Presidential Spokesman Facebook account posts troll-like comment

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:29 PM

The 'Office of the Presidential Spokesperson' Facebook account, a verified one, commented at around 11:30 am, 'si pia at si lourd devera pantay na sa kakupalan'

Twitter bars ads from Russia's RT, Sputnik

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The response comes amid increased pressure on Twitter and other internet firms to police their platforms, after a series of disclosures showing how Russia-backed entities sought to sow discord and spread false information to manipulate public opinion ahead of last year's US vote

Twitter shares soar as profit comes into view

Oct 27, 2017 - 6:41 AM

'Our work to increase relevance and make Twitter easier is making an impact,' claims chief executive Jack Dorsey as the results are announced

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. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Southeast Asian journalists 'future-proof' data projects in workshop

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Journalists from 6 ASEAN countries also learn how to maximize the impact of their data-driven projects in the French-based agency CFI's 4M Asia data journalism training at the Rappler office

WORKSHOP. Journalists from Southeast Asia take part in the 4M Asia data journalism training at the Rappler headquarters from October 13 to 19, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Broadcaster killed in ambush in Surigao del Sur

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:14 PM

(UPDATED) The fatal ambush on Christopher Iban Lozada happened after he received death threats, some of which he posted on his Facebook page, says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

AMBUSHED. Broadcaster Christopher Iban Lozada is killed in an ambush in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. Photo from the Facebook page of Christopher Iban Lozada

Rappler journalists among 2017 Save the Children Media Awards finalists

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The stories 'demonstrate the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem'

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. Rappler’s story about the Malabon city government’s program to combat malnutrition in children is among the finalists in the Save the Children Media Awards 2017. A story on what the education department wants served in public school canteens is also a finalist. Rappler file photo