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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.
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
Vice President Leni Robredo calls on Facebook to clean up its platform further, after it banned Twinmark Media Enterprises
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(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
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'
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
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.
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
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'
Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
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
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
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 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
'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
Which trending topics and Pinoy celebs dominated the Philippine Twitterverse this year?
Around 320 million people signed up for social media since September last year which accounted for a 10% growth in users
Netizens blast yet another increase in the price of basic services
Majority of Filipinos think fake news is widespread on social media, according to PulseAsia's 2018 Survey on Social Media Use
The social network has been under pressure to remove Jones following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple last month
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'
Days ago, US president Donald Trump, has been accusing the tech giants of being against conservative voices
Netizens have a field day after the House of Representatives finally declared Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez as Minority leader
JaDine's ‘Never Not Love You,’ meanwhile, is the country’s most talked-about movie for January to June 2018
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
'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 have the full responsibility over it,' says DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo
(UPDATED) Fellow journalists in Davao del Norte mourn and condemn the killing of newspaper publisher Dennis Denora
Love flowers? Here’s how you can make this fashion trend wearable
Thinking about trying intermittent fasting? Maybe you should think again.
'The intention is to open verification to everyone,' Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says
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'
The Philippines has 67 million social media users, with 62 million using social media on their mobile devices, says WeAreSocial's report
Luxury group Kering Eyewear gives us the skinny on the coolest shades and specs
Digital marketing expert Gary Viray shares his insights and observations on how businesses can reach out best to today's connected Filipinos
Millennial pink is so 2017 – it's Gen Z Yellow now
The online retail site teamed up with Fashion Exchange International and some of the country's best fashion designers
From take-away to DIY craft cocktails, these are the trends foodies can look forward to this year
Letting go is hard, but sometimes holding on is harder
For people in their 20s, the brothers Fernando, Ken, and Mark Anthony Hicban seem to have achieved a lot already
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.
What is Trending News Portal (TNP) and what kind of content does it produce? Here's a closer look at the data.
Revisit some of your favorite videos of the year here!
Does your favorite teleserye and movie make it to the list?
Meanwhile, the Philippines' Maine Mendoza makes it to number 5!
Meanwhile, Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis are the most followed Filipino Twitter accounts for 2017
Athletes from Ateneo and La Salle dominate the list for this year, while #NBAFinals is most tweeted sports-related hashtag in the Philippines