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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.

YouTube reducing recommendations of rules-skirting videos to improve experience

Jan 28, 2019 - 4:14 PM

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

Robredo urges Facebook to take down more 'fake' pages

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo calls on Facebook to clean up its platform further, after it banned Twinmark Media Enterprises

VPLR spoke of the need to ensure that advances in information and communications technology will also benefit every Filipino, including those at the countryside, when she spoke before the 10th National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) ICT Summit, held in Naga City on Saturday, 24 November 2018. In her message, the Vice President also talked about how the use of technology can push for good governance and inclusive development. (Photo by OVP)

Facebook bans Trending News Portal, related sites | Evening wRap

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Victor Barreiro Jr.

PH company banned by Facebook spread lies, used fake accounts

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:57 PM

(UPDATED) Twinmark Media Enterprises, the company behind Mocha Uson's favorite site Trending News Portal, practiced coordinated 'inauthentic behavior,' led people to ad farms, and sold access to Facebook Pages

Don't let 'experts' online fool you: Here's how

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Rappler reviews the 2018 headlines of The Daily Sentry, a website known for publishing false or misleading claims, to see how disinformation can spread through the abuse of the label 'expert'

3 ways Facebook and other social media companies could clean up their acts

Dec 23, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Social media companies could stop allowing their ad services to be used as freewheeling experimental laboratories for examining their users’ psyches, US communication and journalism professors suggest

SOCIAL MEDIA. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


Twitter relaunches reverse-chronological feed option

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The toggle button, which looks like a set of sparkles, allows users to change the arrangement of tweets. You can choose to either see the top tweets first or the latest tweets on your feed.

Twitter in 2018: Removing dubious accounts, rethinking incentives

Dec 19, 2018 - 7:05 AM

After social media platforms were used to manipulate elections around the world, Twitter spends 2018 cleaning up spammy accounts and talking to US legislators and users about how to move forward

Top Google searches in PH for 2018: Lotto results, Ex Battalion, Meteor Garden

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The top 2 terms overall are 'MemoryHackers' and 'Hot Shot Gamers,' which are a cheating or an in-game hacking mechanism for the battle royale videogame 'Rules of Survival'


'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

Dec 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

Facebook responds to ex-Snopes editor slamming fact-check program

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:16 AM

Snopes' former managing editor Brooke Binkowski accuses Facebook of spreading fake news on behalf of hostile foreign powers, favoring advertisers, and using the fact-check program as a form of crisis PR


New study shows how PH extremist groups use social media to recruit

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Recruitment efforts and violent extremist messaging are organic and localized, and exploit 'hot button' issues like the Mindanao peace process and alleged military abuses, according to a study

Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Furey and two critics of extremism in Islam say they are 'shocked' to have received notices by the social media giant this past week over alleged violations of Islamabad's laws, despite having no apparent connection to the country

Social media platforms urged to be 'better gatekeepers'

Dec 09, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach

New social media campaign rules won't limit freedom of expression, says Comelec

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

LIMIT SPENDING. The Comelec says its new guidelines eyed for social media campaigns during elections will be limited to candidates' spending. Graphic by Alyssa Arizabal

Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber among the most-talked on Twitter in 2018

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Which trending topics and Pinoy celebs dominated the Philippine Twitterverse this year?

Over 3.4 billion people actively use social media – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Around 320 million people signed up for social media since September last year which accounted for a 10% growth in users

Twitter rally vs rising prices: #HirapMagmahal, #PresyoIbaba trend

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:14 AM

Netizens blast yet another increase in the price of basic services

More Filipinos aware of fake news on social media – Pulse Asia

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Majority of Filipinos think fake news is widespread on social media, according to PulseAsia's 2018 Survey on Social Media Use

Twitter permanently bans far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The social network has been under pressure to remove Jones following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple last month

BANNED ON TWITTER. Alex Jones of InfoWars talks to reporters outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Twitter working on abuse transparency report initiative

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:26 AM

Jack Dorsey: 'We do intend, and this will be an initiative this year, to create a transparency report that will make that data more public so that all can learn from it and we can be held public accountable'

DORSEY IN THE HOUSE. Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey takes his seat as he arrives for a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Twitter not based on 'political ideology,' CEO tells lawmakers

Sep 06, 2018 - 1:46 AM

Days ago, US president Donald Trump, has been accusing the tech giants of being against conservative voices

STERN LOOK. At the September 5 hearing, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg faced questions about how foreign operatives use their platforms in attempts to influence and manipulate public opinion. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


Trending: Suarez #FakeMinority

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Netizens have a field day after the House of Representatives finally declared Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez as Minority leader

Maine Mendoza, Vice Ganda PH's top Twitter celebs for 1st half of 2018

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:33 PM

JaDine's ‘Never Not Love You,’ meanwhile, is the country’s most talked-about movie for January to June 2018

TOP PH CELEB. Maine Mendoza is still the country's top female celebrity, at least on Twitter. File photo from Maine Mendoza's Instagram account

EU's data rules may push improvements in PH cybersecurity – Trend Micro

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Any business that will involve EU citizens must comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, spurring Philippine companies to improve practices, says Trend Micro

DSWD condemns 'Showtime' joke about adoptees

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:19 PM

'The words "ampon ka" is discriminatory and has [a] negative connotation. Even if the statement was delivered in a manner of joke and/or for entertainment purpose, the show and the network ha​ve the full responsibility over it,' says DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo

Journalist shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Davao del Norte town

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Fellow journalists in Davao del Norte mourn and condemn the killing of newspaper publisher Dennis Denora

In bloom: 5 subtle ways to incorporate floral into your wardrobe

May 18, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Love flowers? Here’s how you can make this fashion trend wearable

An expert explains why intermittent fasting might not be good for you

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Thinking about trying intermittent fasting? Maybe you should think again.

Twitter wants all users to become verified

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'The intention is to open verification to everyone,' Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says


#WalkOutPH trends on Twitter as millennials fight for press freedom, human rights

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Martial Law survivor Boni Ilagan also talked to students from the College of Mass Communication and advised them to 'create their own First Quarter Storm'

PH top in social media usage for 3 straight years – report

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The Philippines has 67 million social media users, with 62 million using social media on their mobile devices, says WeAreSocial's report


The eyes have it: Trendsetting specs for 2018

Jan 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Luxury group Kering Eyewear gives us the skinny on the coolest shades and specs

The 9 trends that will shape digital marketing in the Philippines in 2018

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Digital marketing expert Gary Viray shares his insights and observations on how businesses can reach out best to today's connected Filipinos

Photo from Propelrr


Get in on the Gen Z Yellow trend with these 7 items

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Millennial pink is so 2017 – it's Gen Z Yellow now

Zalora unveils your new wardrobe essentials for 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:51 PM

The online retail site teamed up with Fashion Exchange International and some of the country's best fashion designers

Food Forward: A taste of 2018’s food trends

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:22 PM

From take-away to DIY craft cocktails, these are the trends foodies can look forward to this year

BURGER BITES. These angus sliders are cute and colorful. All photos by Alexis Betia

5 tren fashion yang akan booming di tahun 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Fringe is back!

That's so 2017: 7 trends we can't wait to leave behind this year

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Letting go is hard, but sometimes holding on is harder

Who are behind Trending News Portal?

Dec 19, 2017 - 10:29 PM

For people in their 20s, the brothers Fernando, Ken, and Mark Anthony Hicban seem to have achieved a lot already

Photos from Mark Hicban and Twinmark Media's Facebook page.

The success, influence of Trending News Portal

Dec 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Part 2: TNP appears to be doing well, not just online but in the real world too. But without verification of published content, the dangers are apparent.

Photo of Twinmark Media office from the Twinmark Media Facebook page.

What is Mocha Uson's top source of news?

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:37 PM

What is Trending News Portal (TNP) and what kind of content does it produce? Here's a closer look at the data.

'Baby Shark' leads YouTube PH's top trending videos in 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Revisit some of your favorite videos of the year here!

La Luna Sangre, My Ex and Whys most tweeted Filipino show, movie of 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Does your favorite teleserye and movie make it to the list?

K-pop groups BTS, SVT are the world's most tweeted stars in 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Meanwhile, the Philippines' Maine Mendoza makes it to number 5!

Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza are the most tweeted Pinoy accounts in 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Meanwhile, Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis are the most followed Filipino Twitter accounts for 2017

Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez top 2017 PH most tweeted athletes list

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Athletes from Ateneo and La Salle dominate the list for this year, while #NBAFinals is most tweeted sports-related hashtag in the Philippines

AlDub is most tweeted love team of 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Did your favorite love team make the list?

ALDUB. Two years later, Maine Mendoza and Alden Richard's pairing remains to be the talk of Twitter. File photo shows the love team at their 'Sa Tamang Panahon' concert in 2015. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler