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Ilhan Omar, U.S. congresswoman in eye of political storm

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as a child and eventually won a seat in Congress

Ilhan Omar, Democratic congressional candidate, poses for a selfie with a supporter and her son while campaigning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 13, 2018. Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota in August, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives. Kerem YUCEL / AFP

U.S. House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Democrats hold a majority in the 435-member House but are outnumbered by Republicans in the Senate, where the resolution is unlikely to be considered

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the members of the media as she makes her way to the House chamber to vote on a resolution denouncing comments by President Trump targeting four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color on July 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The resolution passed 240-187, with Republicans Will Hurd (R-TX), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fred Upton (R-MI) Susan Brooks (R-IN) and independent Justin Amash (I-MI) joining Democrats. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP  Pete Marovich / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP AFP

UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refuse to call the tweets of US President Donald Trump racist when pressed to do so during their last debate

A combination of file pictures created in London on June 21, 2019 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) giving a speech at the Konrad-Adenauer foundation in Berlin on February 20, 2019 and British Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson (R) giving a speech during a fringe event on the sidelines of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on October 2, 2018. Britain's leadership race leaves London for the English countryside Saturday as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt begin wooing grassroots Conservatives who will pick the new premier. Paul ELLIS, Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Trump under fire for 'racist' attack on U.S. congresswomen

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:09 AM

The US president refers on Twitter to 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen' in remarks that appeared to be aimed at a group of outspoken relatively young, liberal women of color, all first-time members of the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a Congressional Iftar event at the U.S. Capitol May 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Muslims around the world are observing the holy month with prayers, fasting from dawn to sunset and nightly feasts. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP  ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Twitter announces action against politicians' rule-breaking tweets

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:53 AM

'In the past, we've allowed certain tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public's interest, but it wasn't clear when and how we made those determinations,' the company says

TWITTER. A woman holds a smartphone with the logo of US social network Twitter, on May 2, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


Sonny Angara under fire for ‘#ShowerTogether’ tweet amid water crisis

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Netizens are quick to point out the insensitivity of the joke during a water crisis that is affecting not just households, but also businesses, hospitals, and schools

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Twitter patches Android bug that made private tweets public

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Twitter says the bug on Android disabled the protected tweet setting if certain conditions were met, such as changing the email address connected to your account

Typical tweet shorter since character length doubled

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Twitter says the typical length of a tweet in English actually dropped by a character to 33

'He followed the script!': #SONA2018 reactions, hugot, and memes

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:24 PM

From funny tweets to direct reactions to the president's speech, here are some tweets that highlight netizens' takes on the 2018 SONA

Falsehoods 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth – study

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:06 AM

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

TAKING FLIGHT. The biggest study of its kind reaffirms the growing belief that fake news just spreads faster than the truth. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP


'Keep discourses respectful,' says Lea Salonga on Gatchalian's 'gago' tweets

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen,' Lea Salonga tells Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

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

'All we wanted was an edit button': Clever tweets with #280characters

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:32 PM

What are some creative netizens and brands doing with all this newfound freedom?

Twitter rolls out 280-character tweets

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Twitter's expanded character limits should now be available everywhere

Google Chrome extension Block280 hides tweets over 140 characters

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:22 AM

The Block280 extension collapses and hides tweets over 140 characters in your Twitter timeline

Here's how you can tweet with 280 characters now

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:28 PM

A custom script available online allows users to tweet with 280 characters even if they haven't been tapped by Twitter for testing


#Tweetanaga 2017: Pinakamahusay na 6

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Katulad ng patimpalak ng Rappler noong 2013 at 2016 pinagkasya ng mga manunulat ang katutubong tula sa isang Twitter post o 140 characters

‘Mayor, suspend na please’: Netizens’ hilarious reaction to class suspensions

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:51 PM

Some students took to social media to beg for and celebrate suspensions of classes in hilarious ways

#SONA2017: Drinking game, extreme close-ups, and more

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:56 PM

A roundup of this year s funniest SONA2017 tweets and reactions

New White House communications boss deletes old tweets Trump would not love

Jul 23, 2017 - 4:14 PM

In 2012 tweets Scaramucci describes himself as for Gay Marriage against the death penalty and Pro Choice

WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF. Anthony Scaramucci was a senior financial adviser to President Trump before being hired as the new communications chief of the White House. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

4 Facebook pages for your daily dose of laughter

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:47 PM

Fill your Facebook news feed with fun stuff by following these pages

Funny Facebook pages to follow

Duterte, Pacquiao vs Horn, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 03, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

WATCH: Shaq, Magic, NBA stars read Mean Tweets on Kimmel Live

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:40 PM

NBA stars Paul George DeAndre Jordan and James Harden read ‘mean tweets’ posted about them on air

Tim Yap apologizes for Bb Pilipinas tweet

May 01, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Some of the girls don’t look like they come from the provinces they represent Tim tweets during the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 coronation night

WATCH: 'Mean Tweets' at Oscars 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Lin Manuel Miranda Natalie Portman Eddie Redmayne Whoopi Goldberg Robert DeNiro and many more read their mean tweets much to their amusement

Screengrab from Twitter/The Hollywood Reporter/ABC

#SaferRoadsPH Conversation

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Read tweets and Instagram posts about road safety policies, awareness, information and news for roads users

Duterte, Trillanes, Trump | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

#PugadBaboy: Trump's Tweets

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Can you guess the top tweet for PH in 2016?

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Make a good guess before you scroll down further then tell us if you got it right Try not to spoil it for anyone

Trump sends out first tweet since winning elections

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Trump in his tweet pledges: The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again We will all come together as never before

THE TRUMP WIN. A television displays news footage of new US President Donald Trump, as a trader works at his desk inside ETX Capital in central London on November 9, 2016, following the result of the US presidential election. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP

WATCH: Obama reads a mean tweet from Donald Trump

Oct 25, 2016 - 12:55 PM

POTUS has something to say about Donald Trump s mean tweet saying Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the US

Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

Boxer Tyson Fury makes light of cocaine reports in tweet

Oct 02, 2016 - 1:30 PM

ESPN reported Fury tested positive after providing a urine sample to Las Vegas based Voluntary Anti Doping Association VADA in Lancaster England on September 22

MAKING LIGHT OF IT. Tyson Fury posts a tweet that makes light of cocaine reports about him. OLI SCARFF / AFP

Ketika Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie dan lainnya membaca ‘Mean Tweets’

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Kiefer Sutherland mengacungkan jari tengah Chris Evans dan Paul Rudd tertawa lepas Melissa McCarthy membaca ‘Mean Tweets’ dengan semangat dan banyak lagi

WATCH: Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, and more read 'Mean Tweets'

Sep 22, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Kiefer Sutherland flips off his troll Chris Evans and Paul Rudd have a good laugh Melissa McCarthy reads her Mean Tweet with gusto and more

Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

These funny #MayPasok tweets wash away some of the gloom

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Some netizens also express disappointment over the resumption of classes

SWIM HARD. A humorous image pokes fun at the challenges Filipinos face when the rains come. Image from Twitter account @jdangssx

Twitter increases GIF image size limit to 15MB

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The 15MB upload limit only applies to Twitter com meaning mobile apps and Tweetdeck cannot support the expanded GIF file size limit yet

TWITTER. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Shock, laughs and intrigue: NBA figures react to Durant joining the Warriors

Jul 05, 2016 - 1:43 AM

Kevin Durant s announcement sends shocks around the league boosting a Warriors squad that was one win away from a second straight title

WARRIORS UP. Kevin Durant shakes up the NBA by joining Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

WATCH: YouTube stars read mean tweets on 'Kimmel'

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Content creators Grace Helbig Tyler Oakley Lohanthony and more read mean tweets about themselves

TYLER OAKLEY. Content creators read out mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Screengrab from YouTube/ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ayesha Curry: NBA Finals is ‘absolutely rigged’

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Tell us how you really feel Mrs Curry

Calvin Harris speaks up on breakup with Taylor Swift

Jun 03, 2016 - 12:20 PM

What remains is a huge amount of love and respect Calvin says on Twitter following reports of his breakup with Taylor

'LOVE AND RESPECT.' Following reports about their breakup, Calvin Harris takes to Twitter to say that he and Taylor are on good terms. Screengrab from YouTube/TaylorSwiftVEVO, file photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

WATCH: NBA players, coaches read mean tweets before #NBAFinals

Jun 03, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Does Russell Westbrook look like Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars? Do Reggie Miller’s ears look like they provide wi fi?

BURN. Shaq and other NBA figures read mean tweets before the NBA Finals. Screenshot from YouTube

Twitter adds button to share tweets in direct messages

Apr 06, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The move comes as an acknowledgement of the appeal of one to one connections to users of the popular one to many messaging service and as Twitter works to increase use of its platform

TWITTER DIRECT MESSAGES. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

WATCH: Hollywood stars perform dramatic readings of Kanye West tweets

Mar 03, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Sir Patrick Stewart Kate Hudson Conan O Brien and more give their best Kanye impressions

SIR PATRICK STEWART. The actor gives his best Kanye West impression as he reads out one of the rapper's tweets. Screengrab from YouTube/Vanity Fair

WATCH: Eddie Redmayne, Kevin Hart, Emily Blunt, more in new 'Mean Tweets'

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Well I can be b tch meet me outside One star says in response to a hater on Twitter

Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

WATCH: New 'Mean Tweets,' starring One Direction, Drake, Ed Sheeran, more

Feb 16, 2016 - 1:11 PM

In the spirit of the Grammys Drake One Direction The Killers Ed Sheeran Demi Lovato Kelly Clarkson and more get roasted by way of Mean Tweets

Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kuya Germs' death draws 160k condolence tweets

Jan 08, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Social media users take to Twitter following the death of German Kuya Germs Moreno

KUYA GERMS. The iconic TV host dies on January 8. His death draws in 160,000 tweets in 24 hours. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Twitter restores access to politicians' deleted tweets

Jan 01, 2016 - 12:34 AM

Twitter and a website reach an agreement to allow netizens to see deleted tweets by politicians in the name of holding public officials accountable

APP POWER. This file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York in November 2013. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP