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Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'Mike and I are grateful for the last 8 years at Instagram and 6 years with the Facebook team,' Systrom says in a statement on September 24, following a report on the departure in The New York Times

INSTAGRAM. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger attend the 16th Annual Webby Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 21, 2012 in New York City. File photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook fact check partners can now flag misleading photos, videos

Sep 14, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Third-party fact checking organizations can now rate media that is directly uploaded to the platform

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Sep 11, 2018 - 8:42 PM

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Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

U.S. teens prefer remote chats to face-to-face meeting – study

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The last time the same survey was conducted in 2012, meeting face-to-face hit 49%, far ahead of texting's 33%

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Most Americans get news from social media, despite doubts – study

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Even though they are skeptical, two-thirds of American adults still get some of their news from social media

SOCIAL NEWS. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone. File photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


Japan's 'Twitter killer' charged with 9 counts of murder

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Takahiro Shiraishi is charged with murder after admitting killing and butchering all 9 of his victims – all but one of whom were women aged between 15 and 26

[OPINYON] Malayo sa bituka

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM

May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom

Twitter permanently bans far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The social network has been under pressure to remove Jones following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple last month

BANNED ON TWITTER. Alex Jones of InfoWars talks to reporters outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

LIVE: U.S. Senate hearing with Facebook, Twitter on foreign influence in social media

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Watch the US Senate's hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg live here


Facebook chief says internet firms in 'arms race' for democracy

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:01 AM

A day before the tech hearings, Mark Zuckerberg chimes in

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for a family picture with guests of the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


Saudi Arabia declares online satire a punishable offense

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Those who make and distribute online satire which 'disrupts public order' will be liable for a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $800,000

Expert opinions: the September 5 Facebook-Twitter-Google hearing

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Democrats are upset about the spread of misinformation in the 2016 election, and the Republicans over the perception of bias,' says Roslyn Layton, a scholar specializing in telecom and internet issues

SANDBERG. The chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, will join top representatives from Twitter and possibly, Google, in another high-profile congressional grilling on September 5. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP


What to expect: Twitter CEO's testimony on transparency, accountability

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Twitter CEO Dorsey faces the US House of Representatives to discuss his network's algorithms and the way it moderates its content against the backdrop of perceived bias against conservative views

DORSEY TESTIMONY. The Twitter CEO will be facing the US Congress in another session separate from the hearing with Google and Facebook executives. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


UK demands action from tech giants over online child abuse

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:49 PM

'I've been impressed by the progress the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple have made on counter-terrorism. Now I want to see the same level of commitment from these companies and others for child sexual exploitation,' British interior minister Sajid Javid says

Facebook, Twitter, Google are in the U.S. congress hot seat again. Here's why.

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, and a yet-to-be-confirmed Google executive face US lawmakers on September 5 regarding Russian election interference

NEXT ROUND. The online giants, represented here by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey, face off with US lawmakers again as issues of foreign interference persist. Sheryl Sandberg photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP; Jack Dorsey photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund/AFP


Facebook 'terrorism' definition 'overly broad' – UN expert

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Facebook's definition, says UN rights expert Fionnuala Ni Aolain, equates all non-state groups that use violence in pursuit of any goals or ends to terrorist entities

ZUCKERBERG AND FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Egypt president approves law clamping down on social media

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The law allows the Egyptian government to suspend or block any personal account which 'publishes or broadcasts fake news or anything (information) inciting violating the law, violence or hatred'

CLOSE MONITORING. The Egyptian government will be gaining more power over social media accounts as a new law puts pages with over 5,000 followers under government monitoring. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Twitter to verify those behind hot-button US issue ads

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:08 AM

In response to foreign meddling, Twitter sets new policy prohibiting state-owned media or national authorities from buying political ads on Twitter that will be shown outside their home countries

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Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The Knight First Amendment Institute argues that it is incumbent on the White House to immediately unblock any Twitter users shut off from the president's account because of political viewpoints

Trump warns tech giants, stepping up attacks claiming 'bias'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:47 AM

A top White House aide suggests some type of regulation may be coming in response to the president's complaints

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others for fueling ethnic tensions

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:42 PM

'We want to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions,' Facebook says in a post

Grateful netizens wish to see Clarkson play for Gilas again

Aug 27, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Even after the Korean heartbreak, Twitter users hope it won't be the last time Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson plays for the Philippines

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Facebook testing feature that connects users based on similar interests

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:35 AM

The proposed feature places a label above a user’s name that tells people what they might share in common with another user

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'Ayawan na': Netizens dismayed by De Castro's appointment as Chief Justice

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

How do you feel about her rise to the judiciary's top seat?

Facebook assigns users a 'reputation score' to counter false reports

Aug 23, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Facebook is also monitoring which users have a propensity to flag content published by others as problematic, and which publishers are considered trustworthy by users

FACEBOOK. The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP


Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation

Aug 23, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Gaping holes remain in online platforms and that not enough is being done to counter foreign interference, says former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos


Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:12 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook removes more than 650 pages, groups, and accounts identified as 'networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,' according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture shows a person posing during a photo session showing the social platform Facebook logo reflected on April 25, 2018, in Paris. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Philippine eagle shines as netizens redesign 2019 SEA Games logo

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Check out these alternatives that Filipinos came up with, after the government's design drew flak

LOOK: Netizens poke fun at 30th SEA Games logo

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

After drawing flak online, the organizers claim that a final version of the SEA Games logo will be released in November

RIDICULE. The proposed logo for the Philippine hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games has been the subject of ridicule since it came out.


Marcos replacing Duterte? 'Not a shocker, but #NeverAgain'

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Although President Rodrigo Duterte's choice isn't unexpected, some Filipinos hope it wouldn't become reality

Hundreds of Instagram users locked out of accounts in hack

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Victims report that their login credentials were changed and their avatars were replaced with a film still

INSTAGRAM. Photo by Nopparat Khokthong/Shutterstock.com


Jack Dorsey says he’s rethinking the core of how Twitter works

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:48 PM

'The most important thing that we can do is we look at the incentives that we’re building into our product. Because they do express a point of view of what we want people to do – and I don't think they are correct anymore,' Dorsey says

DORSEY. CEO of Twitter and Square Jack Dorsey accepts the award for CEO of the Year onstage during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund/AFP


Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Social media users congratulate the new champions for winning their first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years

Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Jack Dorsey explains that it is journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumors or sensationalized issues

Apple and Facebook delete content of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Alex Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting of being 'actors' in a plot to discredit the gun lobby, had violated Facebook's hate speech policies, the social network says

Why don't you just say sorry, Mocha?

Aug 06, 2018 - 4:16 PM

From rage to unprintable words, netizens react to Mocha Uson's video on federalism

Facebook cuts API access for ‘hundreds of thousands’ of inactive apps

Aug 02, 2018 - 2:07 PM

These apps were not able to submit themselves to Facebook's new review process in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company says


Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools

Aug 01, 2018 - 10:16 PM

Among the tools are a way to limit notifications, and a dashboard that allows users to keep track of how much time they have spent on the platforms

Facebook doesn't listen and is blinding us all

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Now's the good time to take a look at Facebook. If you have to use it, then do so with purpose...or at least the realization that social media is using you as much as you are using it.

Netizens echo call to #BoycottNutriasia over violent protest dispersal

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens have been sharing photos of trashed condiments in response to the violent dispersal outside NutriAsia's plant in Marilao, Bulacan

Rappler Talk: Peter Pomerantsev on Facebook, truth, and the crisis of democracy

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Maria Ressa talks to Peter Pomerantsev about the weaponization of social media

Tax social media firms to fund digital literacy classes – UK lawmakers

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:46 PM

They are also seeking to establish a new category of tech company that bridges the gap between platform and publisher

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the European Parliament on May 22, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.


Twitter dives in black week for social media

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The drop in users comes from 'prioritizing the health of the platform, and, to a lesser extent, GDPR,' Twitter says, referring to Europe's General Data Protection Regulations that limit how internet firms can handle user data

Facebook's $100-B market loss: What's in it for you?

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:21 AM

It's the biggest wipeout in stock market history

PRESSURE COOKER. After government pressure and public outcries, Wall Street adds pressure to social media giant. The company is now looking ahead at a cloudier financial future that threatens to end its years-long breakneck growth pace. How will it respond? File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


Facebook bound to stop advertisers from excluding people over race

Jul 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Facebook advertisers may no longer hide certain ads on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and other protected categories

PLATFORM BOUNDARIES. Facebook faces more defined legal boundaries relating to in-platform discrimination. The state probe began in 2016 when advertisers where reported to have been able to conceal housing ads from African American users and other minorities. File photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


Twitter curbs access for 143,000 apps in new crackdown

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:24 PM

They're also implementing a more thorough application process for third-party app developers


Ugandans raise volume on social media tax protests

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:05 PM

In an unusual protest, a recorded message is broadcast from loudspeakers at strategic points across the capital Kampala, according to witnesses

Severe Tropical Storm Inday, Zuckerberg on Holocaust, Liam and Noel Gallagher | Evening wRap

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Zuckerberg says during a podcast interview that while Facebook was dedicated to stopping the spread of fake news, certain beliefs that were sincerely held would not be taken down. He eventually backtracks on the remarks.

ZUCKERBERG'S NEW TROUBLES. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. File photo by Charles Platiau/AFP