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Mocha Uson: Fake news victim or fake news peddler?

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

These are the types of news that PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson likes to share

Piston, #TransportStrike trend on Twitter

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:35 PM

These are trending topics as transport group Piston holds its 3rd nationwide strike against the PUV modernization program

'Globe on strike too?': Netizens complain about network's service interruptions

Oct 16, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Netizens take to social media their frustration over the network's service interruptions, putting 'Globe' to the top trending topics in the Philippines on Monday morning

Rappler Talk: Pinoy Ako Blog on revealing her identity

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Who is Jover Laurio, and why did she decide to come out as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog?

Pope hits 40 million mark on Twitter

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:31 PM

Despite despite the dry, religious nature of most of his tweets Pope Francis is a powerhouse on Twitter

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis (R) wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

What I learned from being featured by the Duterte online machine

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:09 PM

I am a responsible person who makes positive contributions to my family, community, and country. Drug use in no way adversely affects my personal or professional lives.

Ubial rejected as health chief, and this is what the Internet has to say

Oct 10, 2017 - 9:27 PM

What do you think of the Commission on Appointments' vote?

Facebook 'i' button to give readers info about publisher

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The social network is testing a feature that will readily provide information about the publisher of a post

PUBLISHER INFO. A tab pops up from below to show information about the post's publisher along with related news from other sources. Screenshot from Facebook


#ThankYouTeacher: Netizens praise second parents, mentors

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:04 PM

With political issues polarizing society, PH netizens come out united to thank their teachers

Saudi Arabia arrests 22 for 'inciting public feelings'

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Those detained had posted video clips online, says the Saudi Press Agency, without giving any further details

Facebook, Google, Twitter allowed fake news to flow on Las Vegas shooting

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Facebook, Google and Twitter say they are working on fixes after learning of fake news ending up in feeds and searches following the shooting that killed 59 and injured over 500 people

In this file photo, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer stands in the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Twitter banks on sports fans' passion

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:41 PM

Theo Luke, Twitter's sports partnership director for Europe and the Middle East, tells Leaders Week in London that sport is a major driver of activity on the social networking site

'Marlou is dead': Xander Ford trends worldwide

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Marlou Arizala's transformation into Xander Ford shocks netizens and sparks discussions on bullying and acceptance

Social media and democracy: Optimism fades as fears rise

Oct 01, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Fears grow over how social media may have been manipulated to disrupt the US election, and over how authoritarian governments are using the networks to clamp down on dissent

Russia's RT dismisses U.S. election probe Twitter ads revelation

Sep 30, 2017 - 9:59 AM

In a statement, RT mocks the notion that its nearly 2,000 ads on the social network in 2016 were any different from what other media groups were doing

#MiriamIsForever trends on senator's 1st death anniversary

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:58 AM

On social media, netizens remember their favorite iconic lines told by the fiesty senator from Iloilo and the legacy she left behind as a senator

MIRIAM IS FOREVER. Netizens celebrate the legacy of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday, September 29

Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of U.S. election

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:07 AM

A Twitter statement says the social media group shared data with congressional investigators about ads from RT, a television group with links to the Moscow government

Model Arzaylea denies starting a conversation with Manny Pacquiao on Instagram

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Social media star Arzaylea Rodriguez says she did not engage Pacquiao in conversation first during her livestream

WHO STARTED IT? Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao says his comments on social media star Arzaylea Rodriguez's Instagram video were a response to her, but Rodriguez denies engaging him in conversation first. Screengrab from Instagram/arzaylea, photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Australian gets huge fine for fake blog

Sep 28, 2017 - 3:12 PM

An Australian blogger who faked brain cancer and professed to have cured the disease with natural therapies is fined

DND chief asks media's help to fight fake news

Sep 28, 2017 - 2:06 PM

'Fake news is already circulating every day. It is the duty of the media to see to it that fake news is not propagated'

FIGHT FAKE NEWS. On Thursday, September 28, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana highlights the role media plays in fighting fake news. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:26 AM

The 3 internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing on the rising evidence that they were covertly manipulated in a campaign to help Donald Trump win the presidency

The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Here's how you can tweet with 280 characters now

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:28 PM

A custom script available online allows users to tweet with 280 characters even if they haven't been tapped by Twitter for testing


VIRAL: Uber driver turned blood donor inspires netizens

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Good Samaritans like Uber driver Andrew Lebardo are not rare in the Philippines but blood supply still falls short of the target

'We want an edit button!': Netizens on Twitter's trial limit of #280characters

Sep 27, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Many Twitter users aren't in favor of the social media site's plan to expand the tweet limit to 280 characters

U.S. court upholds Singapore teen blogger's asylum

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:42 AM

An immigration appeals court in Chicago agrees with a lower court judge's earlier decision to grant asylum, finding that Amos Yee has a 'well-founded fear of future persecution' if returned to Singapore

Twitter aims to boost appeal with new 280-character tweet limit

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:12 AM

San Francisco-based Twitter says the new limit, a major shift for the messaging platform known for its 140-character tweets, aims to address 'a major cause of frustration' for many users

This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Social media updates roundup: September 17 to 23, 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Instagram users will now be able to use filters during livestreams while Facebook tests a 'Recent Ad Activity' feed

LIVE FILTERS. Instagram now lets users use filters in live mode. Photo from Instagram

UPrising: #UPFight tops PH trends as netizens celebrate win over DLSU in UAAP

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Paul Desiderio, WowUP, and DLSU Green Archers also among top 10 trends shortly after the game

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