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Social media users congratulate the new kings of basketball
The United States now requires visa applicants to disclose the social media platforms and usernames they have used in the past 5 years
This psychologist offers 6 ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health
He argues that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and the portability of personal data
While Facebook says it has identified more fake accounts than in previous quarters, there are about 120 million which have evaded discovery
Being woke should emphasize how we understand a particular issue and then translate this to offline action
But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed
Fans also tweet their appreciation for graduating players, including team captain and Finals MVP Bea de Leon
(UPDATED) It's putting $7.5 million into research partnerships with 3 US universities to improve image and video analysis technology
'We were very much focused on Facebook in the last elections. But now candidates are more diversified, having specific content per platform,' says a global digital media specialist
The company says it's also bolstering on-site counseling for content reviewers
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urges the public not to believe rumors and warns civil unrest will only stretch the already thinly deployed security forces
A lawsuit is filed against Rankwave in a California State court in Silicon Valley to enforce terms the company agreed to in order to operate apps on the social network, according to director of platform and litigation, Jessica Romero
Independent media is banned in Vietnam, with online posts, comments and critics strictly monitored and bloggers, activists and rights lawyers routinely jailed.
'Facebook's efforts to stamp out terror content have been weak and ineffectual,' according to a study by the National Whistleblowers Center in Washington
At a time when alleged narco politicians named by the President are being killed with impunity, officials on a kill list in Cebu are gunned down one after another
(UPDATED) The social media titan bans Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos, a high-profile right-wing provocateur, in its latest crackdown on hate content
Here are some of what we’re expecting to happen at this year’s F8 conference
Facebook logs a profit of $2.4 billion for Q1 2019, down 51% from a year earlier
Twitter's global user base appears to show modest growth even as the company transitions to a different way of measuring it
Facebook’s plans for reform amid a string of scandals can kick up its expenses and lower its profits
Instagram thinks the change can help your followers focus on what you post rather than the number of likes it gets
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?'