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Facebook to label media orgs that may be under the influence of the government

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:06 AM

If a media outlet cannot ensure editorial independence, Facebook will put a label on their posts that indicate that they are state-controlled. Ads from those outlets will also be blocked later this year

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Jun 01, 2020 - 1:59 PM

Google's top executive in Australia says Google made barely Aus$10 million per year from news-linked advertising, a fraction of a government watchdog's estimates for the sector

GOOGLE. A sign of Google is seen at Google's stand during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 21, 2020. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Australia to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:44 AM

'What we want to see is a level playing field. What we want to see here is a fair go for the companies, and for the journalistic content that is prepared,' says Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of Australia

Google launches 'journalism relief fund,' following Facebook

Apr 16, 2020 - 12:47 PM

Google says its would give 'low thousands of dollars' for the smallest operations to 'low tens of thousands for larger newsrooms'

Globe, ABS-CBN, Summit Media join $5M funding round for livestreaming app Kumu

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Kumu intends to scale up operations and introduce new features with the Series A funding

KUMU. Photo from Kumu website

New site looks to cover tech ‘for its own sake’

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Protocol is a new US-based media website that promises to focus on the people, power, and politics of tech

PROTOCOL. Screenshot from

Google deals blow to EU copyright law in France

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Google says it will not pay European media outlets for displaying their articles, pictures and videos in search results in France, in defiance of a new EU copyright law

GOOGLE. In this file photo taken on September 3, 2019 the US multinational technology and internet-related services company Google logo, is displayed on a tablet screen, in Lille, northern France. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

#2030NOW: Disinformation interventions beyond literacy

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The problem of disinformation requires solutions that look at the root of what makes people susceptible to them in the first place

SGS 2019 Digital huddle. September 21, 2019.

Washington Post ad tech platform targets Google-Facebook duopoly

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The new tech aims to provide newspapers better monetization and ad targeting to free them from dependence on the large platforms

WASHINGTON POST. The Washington Post was founded in 1877 with its first publication on December 6, 1877. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

4 new tactics, terms in online manipulation campaigns – report

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

According to the researchers, the 4 techniques are a form of a broader online manipulation strategy called 'source hacking'

Google moves to make original reporting rank higher in search

Sep 13, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Google is updating its guidelines to gather feedback that would prioritize original reporting

Disinformation producers get paid P30M for 3-month campaigns – expert

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Many disinformation architects are professionals from the PR and advertising industries, who have left their big firms to essentially market politicians

JASON CABANES. The DLSU professor discusses the 'Innovations in conceptualising digital disinformation' at the Atendeo de Davao University, Friday, August 23. Screenshot from Ateneo de Davao University/Facebook

What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

In a plan announced Tuesday, August 20, Facebook's journalists will be curating stories from news sites and won't be editing headlines or writing content

FACEBOOK. The logo of social network Facebook is displayed on a smartphone, on January 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws' – executive

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'YouTube has now grown to a big city...And just like in any big city, you need a new set of rules and laws and kind of regulatory regime," chief product officer Neal Mohan says in an interview

Rappler Marawi docu wins top prize at Asian Digital Media Awards

Nov 09, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Virtual Reality war documentary wins the Best Use of Online Video award

Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

EU copyright war 'a shame,' says big tech lobby

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Taxing content indexing services by Google may have a negative net effect on the diversity of content and perspectives shown on the platform, says tech lobbyist

PUSHBACK. Siada el-Ramly, Director General of The European Digital Media Association (EDiMA), a lobby group for the tech sector, gives an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Brussels on September 10, 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

UN urges Facebook to 'proactively' fight hate speech

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:01 PM

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges Facebook to 'be regulated by (international) human rights law'

ZEID RA'AD AL HUSSEIN. United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 26, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Jean-Guy Python/AFP

Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others for fueling ethnic tensions

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:42 PM

'We want to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions,' Facebook says in a post

Rappler Talk: Is it time to #DeleteFacebook?

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data

AGENDA: Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls, and Bots

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:52 PM

This public forum on November 28 aims to promote a better understanding of the nature of digital platforms and how they affect public opinion

INFOGRAFIS: Potret ibu digital di Indonesia

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Setelah menjadi ibu, pemakaian internet seseorang akan turun sebesar 46,5%

Bareskrim Polri tangkap seorang pengguna media sosial terduga pelanggar UU ITE dan UU Pornografi. Foto oleh EPA

Integrity, innovation, collaboration: New challenges and opportunities for advertisers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Publishers and brands have an increasing responsibility to focus on truth, rather than ‘going viral,’ experts said

DMB takes a step towards Philippine Digital Standards

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The advertising industry has taken its first step towards developing a measurement standard for digital

ABS-CBN names new president and CEO

Dec 18, 2015 - 11:06 AM

UPDATED Carlo L Katigbak will assume the role starting January 1 2016 while Charo Santos Concio will retire effective December 31 this year

NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO. Carlo L. Katigbak will assume the leadership roles in ABS-CBN Corporation effective January 1, 2016. Photo from Eric John Salut's Facebook account

Q and A: Sheila Coronel on diversity and the digital ‘eruption’

Oct 27, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Sheila Coronel talks to Rappler about the need for diversity in newsrooms and how the changing media landscape affects news and investigative journalism

'POST-ERUPTION.' As academic dean of the Columbia Journalism School, Sheila Coronel explores ways to promote diversity in a changing media landscape. Photo courtesy of Columbia University

HIGHLIGHTS: 8th Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:21 AM

Tune in as we bring you updates from the two day summit starting 9:30am on Thursday September 25

New York Times profit down, digital subscriptions up

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Like other media firms the Times is shifting its focus from print to digital as it strives to adapt to a decline in readership and competition from other sources of news online

DIGITAL MEDIA. Host Thomas L. Friedman speaks with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of M.I.T.'s Center for Digital Business during the How The Digital Revolution Is Accelerating Everything conversation at The New York Times Global Forum with Thomas L. Friedman at the Metreon on June 20, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times/AFP

World’s longest-running business paper to ditch print

Sep 27, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Lloyd s List the specialist publication that has served the shipping industry for 280 years is to become fully digital

THE END. The world's longest running business paper is ending its print edition. File photo by AFP

#PugadBaboy: Catharticature punchline 2

Aug 20, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Tablets caricatures and annoying characters

Digital media and decision making

May 13, 2013 - 9:44 PM

UP Diliman professor thinks that Filipino votes lean towards mixing candidates in their ballots

Chris Talbot: Traffic, politics and social media

Mar 05, 2013 - 12:03 AM

A US based digital strategist takes a look at the Philippine social media landscape in the first of a series of blog posts

Hashtag symbolizes end of an era for Newsweek

Dec 25, 2012 - 6:03 AM

The final Newsweek magazine hit newsstands featuring an ironic hashtag as a symbol of its Twitter era transition to an all digital format

GOING DIGITAL. Newsweek makes the final transition to digital media after almost 80 years. Screenshot from Facebook page

Print embraces digital

Sep 24, 2012 - 7:02 PM

Print is the oldest and most established medium of mass communication but it’s time to take it to the future with digital

THE NEW GENERATION OF readers are online. All photos by Ivy Ong