'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
(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'
Set to land in mid 2018, the new mosquito emoji will give people a new way to talk about mozzies
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
Facebook must 'stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws,' the Brussels court says
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
(UPDATED) 'Para na rin kayong nakapatay ng tao. Makonsensya naman kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte's aide tells the media
Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary play their hits in solidarity with the ongoing campaign for press freedom
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.
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What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?
The Philippines has 67 million social media users, with 62 million using social media on their mobile devices, says WeAreSocial's report
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
How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back
Digital influencers as endorsers of brands are nothing new. But what happens when a politician is the product?
Originally tested on Android devices, Facebook moves forward with testing for the subscription-based product for the iOS, beginning March 1
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
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
Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages
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
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.
Some users think this feature would be abused by trolls and bots, while some say users' freedom of speech would be unaffected
A fan group for a South Korean actor is renamed 'President Duterte Supporters'. But there might be more to the story.
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'Tayo pa ang may utang na loob?' says a netizen
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
'There should be no secret deliberations,' says former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr after attending the Consultative Committee's first ever meeting
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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
Snap shares lifts 18% in after-hours trade following their fourth quarter earnings update
'The reason our community exists today is not because we avoided mistakes,' says the Facebook CEO
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Lessons can be learned from the international community in order to properly address the issue of fake news in the Philippines
'I think a crucial element of any healthy democracy is a healthy press and free press,' journalist Atom Araullo says
Atom is taking on new challenges – both personal and professional – this 2018
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!
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
Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom
A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media
Working conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated last year, with journalists reporting being beaten, detained and harassed, according to a survey
'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
'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
Here's a full copy of the verified explanation that Rappler gave the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 29, 2017
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
'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.'
(UPDATED) Rappler's petition for review cites procedural and substantive processes which were violated, and points out how Rappler's PDRs were singled out
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(3rd UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler