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U.S. starts requiring social media details for visas

Jun 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

The United States now requires visa applicants to disclose the social media platforms and usernames they have used in the past 5 years

MORE VETTING. The United States wants to add another layer of security for its visa application. Shutterstock photos, Rappler screenshot

Filipinos block people online over political views – U.S. think tank

May 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM

But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed

A Pew Research Center survey shows Filiipinos have blocked people online due to their political beliefs.

Filipinos spend most time online, on social media worldwide – report

Jan 31, 2019 - 8:32 PM

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.

[OPINYON] Kung saan na naghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Sa taong ito, 2018, higit kailanman, naging lubhang kritikal ang ginampanan ng social media para sa daily dose ng impormasyon (at disimpormasyon) ng marami sa atin

126 million U.S. users affected by Facebook content from Russian sources – reports

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to share their findings regarding their own investigations into possible connections between Russian entities and posts, ads, and even videos shared on YouTube


Twitter bars ads from Russia's RT, Sputnik

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The response comes amid increased pressure on Twitter and other internet firms to police their platforms, after a series of disclosures showing how Russia-backed entities sought to sow discord and spread false information to manipulate public opinion ahead of last year's US vote

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

INFOGRAPHIC: Ways to use social media for good

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:48 AM

How clicking on that post like or share button can go a long way

New study says increased Facebook use makes users feel bad

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:36 PM

While real world social networks were positively associated with overall well being the use of Facebook was negatively associated with overall well being the study s authors say

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Oct 12, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Trump lashes out at 'disloyal' Republicans

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:54 AM

UPDATED Declaring himself unchained from party strictures the bombastic real estate mogul publicly berates party big wig Paul Ryan as a weak and ineffective leader

US Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump participate in a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEB

Bam Aquino: Schools should teach 'proper, responsible' social media use

Oct 01, 2016 - 9:05 AM

There is growing concern across the globe over how social media is increasingly being used and abused to spread fake news and misinformation says Senator Aquino chair of the committee on education

Facebook use among US teens drops - study

Oct 09, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Piper Jaffray s national survey takes its data from 7 200 teen respondents from upper income and average income socioeconomic backgrounds

TechRap: Top 10 Tech Stories of 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 2:16 AM

In this special year end edition of TechRap for 2012 we look back at the year in technology and countdown our top ten tech stories of the year