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The outage affects approximately 60% of users. The remaining 40% who can access Facebook's services may encounter errors or issues.
The leading social network indicates it will be tougher on inappropriate content in groups, which may not be seen by the public but which can circulate hoaxes and promote abusive or violent actions
While trust in traditional news services including radio and newspapers rated above 80% in both countries, trust in social media is lowest among all sources at 43% in the United States and 32% in Canada
The total number of accounts that can be added to a user's list was cut to 400 from 1,000, Twitter says
Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports
Imagine if instead of photos, you have the sound of a crowded plaza, a parade, or a school reunion!
Senate hopefuls for 2019 should have learned from President Duterte's 2016 victory that old campaigning methods – posters, TV commercials, and radio ads – are not enough anymore
On Thursday, April 4, the team sits down for a special edition of Newsbreak Chats where they will discuss the social media rules set by the Commission on Elections for the 2019 campaign period
WhatsApp launches a hotline that will allow Indians to flag rumors circulating ahead of the country's upcoming election
'We want this to surface high quality and trustworthy information,' Zuckerberg says in a video
The statement by Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, shines a light on efforts by Pakistan's military establishment to use social media as a propaganda tool
Other politicians being promoted by the pages include Bong Go, Ronald dela Rosa, Sara Duterte, Ferdinand Marcos, Imee Marcos, and Bongbong Marcos
(UPDATED) Facebook takes down 200 pages, groups, and accounts followed by millions of users
'Try to actually work,' the resort says, as it opens up a debate on influencer culture in the country
The Commission on Elections takes baby steps by attempting to regulate social media in the May 13 elections. It faces a number of challenges.
Metafact crowdsources answers from thousands of experts to settle your scientific debates
(UPDATED) 'To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them,' says Facebook's Pedro Canahuati
Vice President Leni Robredo says she 'firmly' stands by the right to free speech, but this must be distinguished from the 'deliberate, organized, and large-scale dissemination of false information'
The incident has once again called into question major social media platforms’ ability to police harmful content
The outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant that reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications
A Facebook tweet says: 'We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.'
The company responds to pressure in recent weeks to tackle the problem, amid outbreaks of measles
The world's biggest social network is temporarily restricting any paid material from advertisers based outside Indonesia that relates to politicians, parties or attempts to encourage voter suppression
Seasoned and campus journalists discuss the importance of verifying and fact-checking during the #MoveCagayan forum at Cagayan State University
YouTube announces further steps to crack down on inappropriate comments following an investigation showing how comments and connections on child porn were being displayed alongside innocuous videos
The video already holds the record for fastest views
'Hindi pwedeng i-regulate yan kasi free speech 'yan,' says senatorial candidate Mar Roxas, who admittedly was a victim of fake news in the 2016 presidential campaign
'Are they just one’s way of satiating the need for amour propre – meeting the approval, and stoking the envy of online witnesses? Are they for one’s lover at all? Or, are they for public affirmation?'
Videos from the channels aimed at American millennials grab over 30 million views combined since September of 2018
'Despite the risks, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media applications made diplomacy more inclusive. No longer is diplomacy shrouded in mystery'
As the unelected branch of government, the judiciary’s sole standard of action is the rule of law rather than the public pulse. This is an essential democratic counterweight to the popularly elected officers of government.
Under the poll body's campaign rules, paid influencers will be required to report to Comelec the payments for their online posts whether for or against a candidate
Instead of Facebook, I want a Forgetbook – a network of personal accounts with pixels gracefully and artfully degrading at random rates like real life, reminding us that not all matter, matters to all of us, all the time
Facebook takes down 207 Facebook Pages, 800 Facebook accounts, 546 Facebook Groups, and 208 Instagram accounts linked to the Saracen Group
The pages are part of a campaign to promote Iranian interests in various countries by creating fake Facebook or Instagram identities as residents of those nations, according to Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook
For the 4th straight year, the Philippines is tops in worldwide social media use. The Philippines also beats Thailand this year for most time spent online.
Facebook says it will help 'protect' the Thai vote by temporarily not allowing ads from 'foreign entities which are of an electoral nature'
Hindi ko tiyak kung ano ang sasabihin ko sa nawalan ng mahal sa buhay nang bombahin ang katedral sa Jolo, Sulu. Hindi na lamang ito status, platform ng kawalan.
The measures come after a nightmare year for Facebook, marked by a series of scandals over data protection and privacy and concerns that the leading social network had been manipulated by foreign interests for political purposes
The tweaks – reducing recommendations for videos which hold misinformation or skirt the rules of YouTube – are said to affect less than 1% of its videos but should bring about a better experience
The tag should make it easier to determine which posts are from the thread-starter, as well as help weed out copycat posters trying to usurp a thread
(UPDATED) Facebook takes down pages linked to the disinformation network
Alexander Zharov, head of Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor, says Facebook and Twitter provided 'no concrete information on localizing the data of Russian users on the territory of the Russian Federation'
What happens when public officials mistweet or overtweet?
Information operations are manipulating Filipinos online, but finally, Facebook is doing something to stop that
One operation is said to have links to Sputnik, a Moscow-based news agency, and affected Central and Eastern European countries. The second Russia-linked operation operated specifically in Ukraine.
Ang mas malaking usapin ay hindi ang pamemeke.... Ang mas malaking usapin ay dahil maraming naniniwala sa pineke o retokadong impormasyon
'People want more local news, and local newsrooms are looking for more support. That's why today we're announcing an expanded effort around local news in the years ahead,' says Campbell Brown, Facebook's vice president in charge of global news partnerships in a blog post.
Vice President Leni Robredo calls on Facebook to clean up its platform further, after it banned Twinmark Media Enterprises