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Facebook bans 'dangerous' Rohingya militant group

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM

A spokeswoman says Facebook is aware that Rohingya activists are using the site to draw attention to the violence, and that it intends to allow non-graphic content to remain online

Rohingya file photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

How millennials protested on Sept 21 – from streets to social media

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Hashtags #NeverAgain, #ManlabanTayo, #DayofProtest, and #LunetaRally trend the whole day of September 21

Innovate with purpose: Use social media for social good

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:54 PM

'When we post something, think of the welfare of others. Think of the positive energy it can create. Think of the people who will be inspired. Think of a society that you want to have.'

USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY. Actor and environmentalist John Arcilla delivered a speech on the responsible use of social media at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit in Samsung Hall, SM Aura on Saturday, September 16. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Social media updates roundup: September 10 to 16, 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Pinterest hits 200 million users, while Facebook tests a new 'Snooze' feature to mute friends, Pages and Groups for a set amount of time

'You do not murder your brother': People demand #JusticeForHoracio

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

People online call for the end of hazing and violence in fraternities.

#2030NOW: John Arcilla on technology and social good

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:21 PM

'Next time we think of innovation or technology, think again: What kind of person do I want to be? Where do I want to bring this country?' actor John Arcilla says at the Social Good Summit

JOHN ARCILLA. The actor speaks about using social media responsibly. Rappler screenshot

#2030NOW, #HackSociety trend during 2017 Social Good Summit

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The hashtags #2030NOW and #HackSociety become consistent trending topics in the Philippines from September 14 to 16

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Meet the speakers and guests at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The 2017 Manila Social Good will explore the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that the society faces

Filipinos ask their representatives: How did you vote on CHR budget?

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Here s how you can ask your district or sectoral representatives about their vote on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights which the House reduced to P1 000

Cerdas membasmi hoax di 'Social Media Week Jakarta 2017'

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Dengan adanya media sosial sekarang hoax kembali marak

Produser eksekutif SCTV Muhammad Achir memandu bincang-bincang tentang cara membasmi hoaks bersama Produser Media Sosial Rappler Indonesia Karina Maharani, perwakilan MAFINDO Astari Yanuarti dan Miss Internet Indonesia 2017 Marsya Gusman. Foto oleh Ananda Nabila Setiyani/Rappler

P1,000 budget for CHR? Netizens react on House decision with #CHRBudgetCheaper

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:41 PM

How much are human rights worth?

Facebook tests 'Instant Videos' for offline viewing

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The feature preloads videos while a user is on a Wi Fi connection

INSTANT VIDEOS. The feature will enable Facebook users without a reliable data connection to stay glued to videos on the platform even when on the go. Instant Video screenshot from Matt Navarra/Twitter

Social media updates roundup: September 3 to 9, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:12 PM

YouTube streaming has new ultra low latency mode while Facebook tests colored comment bubbles and Instagram story integration

NO DELAY. YouTube introduces ultra-low-latency option to cut video delay between viewer and streamer. Image from YouTube


Self-care for when social media gets too toxic

Sep 10, 2017 - 9:05 PM

It s easy to get overwhelmed online Here are some self care tips so you can fight another day

'Lei Miserables': Editor notes mistakenly published in PNA articles

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:32 PM

UPDATED The Philippine News Agency is panned for errors on their website once again

Anti-terror chiefs want social media help with 'lone wolves'

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Top counter terror chiefs say tough privacy laws and the protections enjoyed by the largely American internet and social media giants are impeding authorities in their ability to ferret out lone wolf threats

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

Hoax Busters: Membasmi berita bohong bersama Rappler

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Dalam rangkaian Social Media Week Rappler bersama @america mengadakan diskusi yang bertajuk Hoax Busters: How to Spot Fake News

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


Should governments regulate freedom of expression?

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Political experts agree that fake news and social media threaten democracy in Southeast Asia

Hackers obtain contact details of high-profile Instagram users

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:24 AM

Instagram alerts all verified accounts of a hack that pilfered email addresses and phone numbers but not password details


Instagram now allows portrait, landscape photos in albums

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Originally users could only post square photos and videos when using the app s multi upload album feature

NEW PERSPECTIVES. Instagram now lets you post landscape and portrait photos in addition to square photos. Photo from Instagram/Twitter


NPC reminds media: Balance freedom of press, right to privacy

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The National Privacy Commission also says data privacy should not be used as a shield against valid freedom of information requests

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu talks about media and privacy at its DPO6 assembly of data protection officers in Pasay City on August 29, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Viral: Fake Angel's Burger 'Buy 1, Take 8' promo

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Angel s Burger s supposed answer to Zark Burger s apocalyptic 8 peso promo is funny but also completely fake

JUST TROLLING. Sorry Angel's Burger fans, it's not true. Photo from Brandon Cueto/Facebook

'Uber is back:' Netizens celebrate as LTFRB lifts suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Meanwhile some social media users direct their attention toward the LTFRB after its decision to lift the suspension

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

Social media updates roundup: August 20 to 26, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:11 PM

News publisher branding on Facebook direct video uploads on Reddit and LinkedIn and new emojis

NEWS BRANDING. Facebook announces the new feature on August 22, 2017. Image from Facebook


Fact, fiction and fetish

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM

What is our relationship to truth? What does it mean to tell the truth? What kind of practice is truth telling?

Why do Filipino netizens troll?

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline

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

How technology helped blind singer Alienette Coldfire see the world, dream big

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:43 PM

I may not be one whom you can consider a celebrity but I can proudly say I m a person with a clear vision big dreams and definite plans for the future thanks to technology says the Filipina singer

INFOGRAPHIC: Ways to use social media for good

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:48 AM

How clicking on that post like or share button can go a long way

Kian drug ties confirmed via social media? Netizens slam PNP

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:37 PM

Billions of pesos intelligence fund and you get your intel from social media? a Facebook user reacts

#HappyBirthday! This was the first hashtag tweeted 10 years ago

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The first hashtag was used by Chris Messina who suggested the use of the pound sign to categorize tweets

TWEET TWEET. The hashtag was invented on the social media platform 10 years ago. Photo from Twitter.com

Facebook losing teens to Instagram, Snapchat – forecast

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:11 PM

An eMarketer forecast predicts that Facebook use will sag among individuals aged 24 or younger but adoption by older folks will continue

FACEBOOK. The social network's logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin on February 24, 2016. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

'We deserve better': #FireMocha tops local Twitter trends

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM

Netizens call for the ouster of PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

#Tweetanaga 2017: Pinakamahusay na 6

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Katulad ng patimpalak ng Rappler noong 2013 at 2016 pinagkasya ng mga manunulat ang katutubong tula sa isang Twitter post o 140 characters

Facebook 'Safety Check' now easier to access with dedicated tab

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Safety Check feature introduced three years ago gets its own dedicated tab along with friends groups events and other categories

SAFETY CHECK. Images from Facebook


Collateral damage

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

For every life lost is a constellation of dreams forever gone And a lifetime no matter how long can never be enough to count those dreams

Facebook to demote content with fake video play buttons

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Videos with static images are also in the social network s crosshairs as part of its crackdown on video clickbait

FAKE PLAY BUTTON. The deceptive measure is being curbed by the social network. Photo from Facebook.

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Internet titans that have contorted to balance free speech with odious content are standing firm this week against being used to glorify killing in the name of race

RIGHT WING. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' exchange insluts with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

'Keep the fire burning': Netizens remain positive despite Gilas loss to South Korea

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:11 AM

Even after another heartbreaking loss against rivals South Korea netizens still showed their gratitude for Gilas Pilipinas gallant stand in FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Trump's morning Twitter habit takes unfortunate turn

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Donald Trump retweets a message from a man who called him a fascist It took Trump about 20 minutes to delete it

TRUMP TWEETS. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Online outrage as LTFRB suspends Uber

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Many say the suspension of ride hailing company Uber would be a hassle for commuters

WATCH: How sharks are killed at Pasay market

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Of the country s approximately 200 shark and ray species only two are protected by Philippine laws

CRUEL KILLING. Video shows the cruel killing of a grey carpetshark at a live market in Pasay, Manila

Accredited bloggers 'encouraged' to follow journalism ethics – Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:02 PM

Malacañang will check the veracity of the reports of bloggers who are allowed to cover presidential events says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Profanity on social media: good or bad?

Aug 12, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Words not just profanities become harmful when the intention is to attack or harass someone

Questions PCOO has to answer about its bloggers accreditation policy

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vague wording and lack of appreciation for realities of presidential coverage plague PCOO s interim social media policy

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin listens to a resource speaker during the PCOO’s First Social Media Policy Town Hall at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017.

'Puro Nalang Aberya': Netizens react to Philippine News Agency's latest blunder

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:24 AM

Dole quickly became one of the trending topics in the Philippines on Friday night