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HRW: Barring access to Malacañang can lead to 'broader assault' on media

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:47 PM

'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says

Rappler's Pia Ranada barred from entering Malacañang Palace

Feb 20, 2018 - 11:24 AM

(4th UPDATE) The incident happens a day after the Senate hearing on the Navy frigates deal where Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accused Rappler of churning out 'fake news'

How the new mozzie emoji can create buzz to battle mosquito-borne disease

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Set to land in mid 2018, the new mosquito emoji will give people a new way to talk about mozzies

View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. Christophe Simon/AFP

Play 'fake news tycoon' to combat misinformation

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Researchers at Cambridge University have teamed up with a Dutch media collective to develop an English version of the game aimed at inoculating people against the spread of so-called fake news

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking web users

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Facebook must 'stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws,' the Brussels court says

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Our fundamental freedoms

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:27 PM

'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bong Go rails against Rappler, Inquirer in Senate hearing

Feb 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'Para na rin kayong nakapatay ng tao. Makonsensya naman kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte's aide tells the media

Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go attends the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Local bands perform at UP Fair for press freedom

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary play their hits in solidarity with the ongoing campaign for press freedom

UP Fair Live Jam

Why the media is a key dimension of global inequality

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

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.

Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared. Internet.org by Facebook/Facebook

Philippines on China, Malacanang on Manalo, Quiboloy detained in Hawaii | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Love in dreams, trees and screens

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?

PH top in social media usage for 3 straight years – report

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The Philippines has 67 million social media users, with 62 million using social media on their mobile devices, says WeAreSocial's report


Harry Roque pirouettes for Duterte

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Presidential Spokesman changes his tune on at least 3 issues he championed as private lawyer – the West Philippine Sea, extrajudicial killings, and press freedom

WATCH: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

Online influencer culture and politics: What happens when the two meet?

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Digital influencers as endorsers of brands are nothing new. But what happens when a politician is the product?

Facebook to test Instant Articles paywall on iOS devices

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Originally tested on Android devices, Facebook moves forward with testing for the subscription-based product for the iOS, beginning March 1

PAYWALL. First tested on Android phones, Instant Article paywalls will soon be tested on iOS devices. Photo from Facebook


Facebook to have news section on Facebook Watch

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:53 AM

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

FACEBOOK WATCH. The service is only currently available in the US. Photo from Facebook


Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:55 AM

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

UNILEVER HQ. A picture taken on June 5, 2015 shows employees walking pass the logo of Unilever at the headquarters in Rotterdam. John Thys/AFP/File

Journalists should always stand up against fake information

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Facebook patent determines users' social class based on gadgets, homes owned

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM

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

FACEBOOK. Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone, and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP


Chief disinformation architects in the PH: Not exactly who you think

Feb 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

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.

Netizens fear troll exploitation of Facebook's 'downvote' button

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:14 AM

Some users think this feature would be abused by trolls and bots, while some say users' freedom of speech would be unaffected

DOWNVOTE. Facebook is currently testing a 'downvote' button in select public pages. Image above only an illustration or mock-up

From Korean idol group to Duterte Supporters on Facebook?

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:05 PM

A fan group for a South Korean actor is renamed 'President Duterte Supporters'. But there might be more to the story.

Facebook testing 'downvote' button to mark offensive, misleading comments

Feb 09, 2018 - 1:24 PM

The closest thing that Facebook has come to a 'dislike' button so far

Stock image from Shutterstock


Netizens slam Roque: 'Thank China for violating our sovereignty?'

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:36 PM

'Tayo pa ang may utang na loob?' says a netizen

Why worry about Filipinos online being 'most ignorant'?

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:31 PM

The results of a 2017 Ipsos survey on the Perils of Perception may explain in part Filipinos' aggressiveness on social media and the quick spread of fake news

COPS AND ROGUES. Research by a Filipino sociology graduate student suggests trolls can act as both rogues and cops online.

Nene Pimentel: Con-Com meetings should be open to media

Feb 08, 2018 - 1:58 PM

'There should be no secret deliberations,' says former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr after attending the Consultative Committee's first ever meeting

Roque on China, Caloocan cops ordered arrested, Canada on chopper deal | Midday wRap

Feb 08, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Roque claims mainstream media doesn't report the truth

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says pro-Duterte bloggers have become viable sources of information for netizens who don't trust media outlets critical of the administration

Presidential Spokesperon Atty. Harry Roque responds to follow up question after the press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Snapchat earnings for Q4 2017 stronger than expected

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Snap shares lifts 18% in after-hours trade following their fourth quarter earnings update


Zuckerberg acknowledges 'mistakes' as Facebook turns 14

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:18 AM

'The reason our community exists today is not because we avoided mistakes,' says the Facebook CEO

ZUCKERBERG. The Facebook CEO speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

[OPINION] Fake news from an international perspective

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Lessons can be learned from the international community in order to properly address the issue of fake news in the Philippines

Atom Araullo speaks up on press freedom

Feb 03, 2018 - 1:46 PM

'I think a crucial element of any healthy democracy is a healthy press and free press,' journalist Atom Araullo says

Atom Araullo reflects on starting over, courage, and the power of social media

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Atom is taking on new challenges – both personal and professional – this 2018

SciTech wRap for February 3, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

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!

At least 1.4 million Twitter users exposed to Russian propaganda

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Twitter informs the users based on their interactions, such as if a US-based account was one that directly engaged with or was actively following one of 3,814 IRA accounts

Does the Campus Journalism Act protect press freedom?

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom

CAMPUS PRESS. Campus journalists from CEGP urge media practioners to unite and defend press freedom on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#DefendPressFreedom: Media under attack

Jan 30, 2018 - 9:17 PM

A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media

Foreign reporters say China work conditions deteriorate

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Working conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated last year, with journalists reporting being beaten, detained and harassed, according to a survey

COVERING IN CHINA. In this file photo, hospital security prepare to evict reporters trying to see blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng at the Chaoyang Hospital where Chen is receiving treatment, in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Mark Ralston/AFP

WATCH: Senate hearing on fake news online

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Pacquiao wants gov't to license bloggers, 'control' media

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'We know that in our Constitution, there is freedom of expression but because of this freedom of expression, naabuso na kasi,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao

REWARD. Senator Manny Pacquiao is set to give financial incentive to Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning silver in the Olympics. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Facebook to deliver more local news to U.S. users

Jan 30, 2018 - 11:06 AM

'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

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on April 18, 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


READ: Rappler's verified explanation submitted to SEC

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Here's a full copy of the verified explanation that Rappler gave the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 29, 2017

LGBT defenders face escalated attacks in Indonesia – report

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:00 AM

A report by international watchdog Front Line Defenders found that defenders of LGBT rights in Muslim-majority Indonesia, face escalating attacks ranging from defamation on social media to torture and sexual assault

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19, 2015. Under Aceh Sharia law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

SEC order meant to silence us, muzzle free expression – Rappler

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:26 PM

'We cited in our petition the serious substantive irregularities in the SEC decision as well as the steps that the Commission skipped when it handled our case with undue haste. We cannot but conclude that the order's real purpose is to silence us and muzzle free expression.'

Rappler takes SEC case to the Court of Appeals

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler's petition for review cites procedural and substantive processes which were violated, and points out how Rappler's PDRs were singled out

Roque on fake news, PNP on new Tokhang guidelines, Fisher wins Grammy | Midday wRap

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:47 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast

TIMELINE: The case of Rappler's SEC registration

Jan 29, 2018 - 11:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler

PRESS FREEDOM. The SEC's move to strike down Rappler was considered an attack on the freedom of the press. Photo by Rappler