The commercial shows Rihanna and fellow pop star Chris Brown, and asks Snapchat users whether they would rather 'slap Rihanna' or 'punch Chris Brown'
Facebook says of the removal of Britain First and its leaders' pages: 'Content posted on the Britain First Facebook page and the pages of party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our community standards'
'In fact, one of the purposes of dealing with deliberate online falsehoods is to protect free speech and enhance free speech,' says Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam
'My secretary has discussed with officials of Facebook, who have agreed that its platform will not be used for spreading hate speech and inciting violence,' Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently touring Japan, says via Twitter
On the annual celebration of Pi Day and on Albert Einstein's birthday, Britain's renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies. Social media users on Twitter share words of praise in memory of Hawking.
The same techniques detailed in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump indictment are pervasive here and have accomplished the same goal as the Russians': sow discord
Twitter hopes the new research division can improve 'the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation'
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Fake stories spread faster because of the 'novelty hypothesis,' which suggests people share these stories because they are more surprising than real news, say researchers
(UPDATED) Our brains are not very good at switching. It may feel good since every time you click and see something new, you feel rewarded, but because we are wired only to process one thing at a time, we make errors in judgments.
The Sri Lankan government declares an island-wide state of emergency on Tuesday, imposing curfews across Kandy after days of rioting claimed at least two lives and left Muslim homes and businesses in ruins
The Indonesian government blocks Tumblr, saying the New York-based company had not replied to its February letter demanding that pornographic content be scrubbed from the platform within 48 hours
Files and icons labelled 'call' and 'video call' were found in the Instagram app’s code
The move is the latest by Twitter aimed at curbing disinformation, propaganda and provocation
The new recommendations also include steps to crack down on other harmful illegal content such as hate speech and images of child sexual abuse
Those with Bookmarks activated will have a share icon beside the heart-shaped Like icon. Tapping that icon will open up a menu from which a user can save a given tweet.
Local businesses and job seekers can now find each other more easily using the Jobs tool
The move was the latest by the huge social network to respond to concerns that it and other online platforms have hurt news organizations by dominating internet advertising
Hindi na bago ang jafeyk na balita. Ang bago lang ay ang platform, social media, at Internet, na tigmak ng ease-of-use. Nilulunod ng malawakang gamit ng teknolohiya ang katotohanan; nabibigyan ng slant, ng anggulo, binibihisan ng detalye.
(UPDATED) Censors scramble to block critical comments on social media but users of the Twitter-like Weibo website continue to speak out
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
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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
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
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.
The closest thing that Facebook has come to a 'dislike' button so far
'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
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
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
'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
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
Devumi is also suing a former Philippine contractor who allegedly tried to steal Devumi's customers by creating a copycat site
Authorities take aim not just on explicit depictions of sex and violence, but anything they consider low brow from crude cartoons and dirty jokes to celebrity gossip
UP professor Clarissa David explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation on social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it
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The comments from the world's biggest social network are its latest response to intense criticism for failing to stop the spread of misinformation among its two billion users
In a Facebook post, co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the network would seek to 'prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local'