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UK Labour joins Facebook ad boycott

Jul 12, 2020 - 8:34 PM

Senior lawmaker Rachel Reeves says that Facebook must 'take more responsibility for the lies and propaganda' on the social media platform

Big majority of Filipinos think Congress should grant ABS-CBN a franchise

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:29 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Weather Stations survey also says that majority of Filipinos also agree that denying ABS-CBN a franchise is a 'major blow to press freedom'

FRANCHISE. Vice Ganda joins the protest outside the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Trump ally Roger Stone, and Brazil's Bolsonaro

Jul 09, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Facebook head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher says the Stone network was uncovered with the help of information unearthed by the Robert Mueller investigation

ROGER STONE. In this file photo taken on February 21, 2019, former campaign advisor to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, arrives at US District Court in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Twitter shares take wing on plan for subscription platform

Jul 09, 2020 - 8:49 AM

A Twitter job posting says the company is looking for a senior software engineer to lead payment and subscription work as part of a new 'Gryphon' team

TWITTER. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 the Twitter logo is seen on a phone in in Washington, DC. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

Meeting with Zuckerberg a 'disappointment,' say Stop Hate For Profit leaders

Jul 08, 2020 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) 'This isn't over. We will continue to expand the boycott until Facebook takes our demands seriously,' says Jessica Gonzalez of the activist group Free Press, one of the Stop Hate for Profit coalition members

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP   s its top executives were set to meet with organizers of a mushrooming ad boycott. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg were to speak with leaders of the #StopHateForProfit campaign which has garnered more than 900 advertisers pausing their campaigns on Facebook.

Automated DSWD subsidy a problem in far-flung areas with no ATMs

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:05 PM

Only 1.3 million out of the targeted 13.5 million poor families have received the second tranche of the cash aid promised to them

STILL DELAYED. Residents line up at a Landbank branch in Quezon City on April 9, 2020 to withdraw their financial assistance from the government. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINYON] Comments section, vicious sub-platform

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Ang comments section ay tuntungan din ng mga tao upang magpahayag ng kanilang ideya na dati’y eksklusibo lang sa mga letter-to-the-editor section ng pahayagan

Half of Filipinos think worst yet to come in PH coronavirus situation – SWS

Jul 07, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Filipinos are split on the pandemic outlook for the Philippines – half say the worst is over, the other half say it's yet to come

PANDEMIC PROBLEMS. Larry Ungriano disinfects his jeepney in preparation for when traditional jeepneys will once again be allowed to ply Metro Manila roads. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

[OPINION] How social media users can protect themselves from the anti-terror law

Jul 07, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'What should the people do? Should they delete their old posts or make their accounts private?' That may not be enough.

LIVE: House hearing on DSWD's emergency subsidy program

Jul 07, 2020 - 1:50 PM

Watch the hearing live on Monday, June 22, at 1 pm

Facebook, Google, Twitter pause user info requests from Hong Kong govt

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:54 AM

'With the stakes so high, and the punishments so severe, it is great news to see big tech companies like WhatsApp pushing back in favor of democracy and freedom of expression,' says digital rights group ProPrivacy

HONG KONG. In this file photo, demonstrators in Hong Kong on June 9, 2020 mark the one year anniversary of the start of the pro-democracy protests. Shutterstock photo

Breaking away from Facebook's grip

Jul 06, 2020 - 7:05 PM

Exploring the real difficulties of leaving Facebook

DSWD vows no more anomalies after LGUs removed from cash aid distribution

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:25 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista guarantees that since the DSWD will no longer transfer funds to local government units, local officials can no longer meddle with the cash aid

The Social Amelioration Program Monitoring Team composing of employees from the DSWD Field Office Caraga reviews the Social Amelioration Cards (SAC) of the beneficiaries in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.

Brazil's Senate approves controversial bill against disinformation

Jul 02, 2020 - 8:58 AM

One of the bill's most controversial articles will require social media platforms to make supposedly confidential messages available to the judiciary for 3 months, including the identity of senders

The world awaits Facebook's next moves

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:48 PM

The ad boycott against Facebook may not be immediately effective, but it can be a stepping stone to a larger movement towards exacting accountability. Facebook's actions this July will show if they've gotten the point.

DSWD cash aid might be subject to withdrawal fees

Jun 30, 2020 - 5:05 PM

The DSWD partners with more financial service providers to conduct payouts for the emergency subsidy program, but beneficiaries may have to pay a withdrawal fee of up to P50 to receive them

Residents of Quezon City line up at Landbank COA in Quezon City on Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020, to withdraw the financial assistance from the government social amelioration program. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Almost 300,000 families have yet to receive April cash aid – Malacañang

Jun 30, 2020 - 4:42 PM

This does not include the 5 million waitlisted families from across the country that were added to the program

Residents of Baseco Compound wait in line for their financial assistance from the government's Emergency Subsidy Program distributed by DSWD at the Baseco Elementary School in Tondo, Manila on May 2, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Inside the Industry: Tech and live streaming with Kumu

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:46 AM

Migrating from Silicon Valley to "social media capital of the world," Kumu CEO Roland Ros champions Philippine tech as the next big thing

Coca-Cola says it's pausing social media advertising

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Coca-Cola will use the pause to "reassess our advertising policies to determine whether revisions are needed," CEO James Quincey says

PAUSING SOCIAL MEDIA ADS. Bottles of Coca-Cola are pictured at a branch of Asda in north London, on April 27, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Unilever pulls Facebook, Twitter ads in US over 'polarized' election

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:28 AM

Unilever, whose brands also include Dove soap, Magnum ice cream, Lipton tea, and Knorr, is a major advertiser on social media in the United States

UNILEVER. This file photograph taken on June 5, 2015, shows the logo of Unilever at the company headquarters in Rotterdam. File photo by Jon Thys/AFP

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb 'hateful content' in ads

Jun 27, 2020 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will also add tags to posts which are 'newsworthy' but violate platform rules – following the lead of Twitter, which used such labels on tweets from President Donald Trump

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

Facebook to notify users before they share old articles

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Facebook will warn users when they share stories that are more than 90 days old

Image from Facebook

DSWD says cash aid will continue after Bayanihan Act expires

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:40 PM

The emergency subsidy program was created in the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which Malacañang says expires on June 25

Social Amelioration Program distribution in Cavite. - Residents of Barangay Pasong Camachile 1 in City of General Trias trooped at Barangay covered on Thursday, May 7, 2020 to received their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of National Government thru the Department of Social Welfare Development. The locality has 44, 373 beneficiaries in 33 barangay. (Dennis Abrina)

There's no easy way to break Facebook's heart

Jun 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

I’ve been debating the merits of leaving Facebook as a thought exercise, and I understand it’s so very hard to do

Esports social network Kalaro to be launched in October

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:49 PM

Kalaro wants to be an online hub for esports in the Philippines

KALARO. A photo shows how the Kalaro app appears on mobile. Photo from Kalaro

Ben & Jerry's joins Facebook ad boycott over hate speech

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:26 PM

'As of July 1st we will pause all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the United States,' Ben & Jerry's says on June 23

Twitter hides 'abusive' Trump tweet targeting protestors

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:59 AM

The new, aggressive stand by Twitter on rule-breaking by the president stands in contrast with Facebook, which has maintained a largely hands-off policy

Advertisers join Facebook boycott over hate speech

Jun 22, 2020 - 10:19 PM

The #StopHateForProfit appeal is supported by the Anti-Defamation League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ColorOfChange, FreePress, and the activist group Sleeping Giants

AD BOYCOTT. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019 a giant digital sign is seen at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Lawmakers berate DSWD regional directors over delays in aid distribution

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells DSWD regional directors that not following the policies ordered by their superiors could be seen as 'insubordination'

Residents of Baseco Compound wait in line for their financial assistance from the government's emergency subsidy program distributed by DSWD on May 2, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Lawmaker slams DSWD for distribution policies that caused crowds

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Making cash aid beneficiaries line up at distribution points could have caused COVID-19 transmission, says Anakalusugan Representative Mike Defensor

Residents wait in line as they crowd the Old Balara Elementary School in Quezon City to claim their cash assistance for the Emergency Subsidy Program of the government on May 6, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

'Worst trend' in decades: Most Filipinos say quality of life got worse in past year

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:38 PM

In the 135 surveys the Social Weather Stations has run on the same issue over 37 years, the May 2020 probe has the highest percentage of respondents who believe their quality of life got worse

QUALITY OF LIFE. In this file photo, residents look out of windows at an informal settlers' community in Manila on March 18, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

DSWD ready to shed light on cash aid delays in House probe

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:58 PM

The House is set to begin investigating the delays in the government's cash aid program on Monday, June 22

Emergency Cash Assistance returned General Trias Cavite. Photo by Dennis Abrina

[OPINION] Understanding the power of privilege

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'Come July 1, 2020, voter registration will finally resume. That opens up another avenue where we could put our privilege to good use.'

Facebook to block foreign state media ads for U.S. election

Jun 17, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Facebook's move comes under growing pressure over its hands-off approach to misinformation and inflammatory posts and following criticism it turned a blind eye to foreign interference in the 2016 presidential poll

FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about Facebook News at the Paley Center For Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Cayetano, House leaders seek probe into delays in DSWD subsidy program

Jun 16, 2020 - 3:25 PM

The ranking lawmakers hit the Department of Social Welfare and Development for its failure to streamline the distribution process, forcing beneficiaries to wait for weeks

WAITING IN LINE. Residents of Barangay San Jose in Rodriguez, Rizal, queue for the distribution of DSWD's emergency subsidy on May 12, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Twitter expresses support for Maria Ressa, press freedom

Jun 16, 2020 - 12:18 AM

'Governments should not impinge on the fundamental values of a free press,' says Twitter

DSWD suspends government internship program for 2020

Jun 15, 2020 - 4:26 PM

The government's internship program, which allows the youth to experience working in public service, is postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic

RELIEF. Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) ng Barangay Maybunga council members, together with youth volunteers, help give relief goods to residents in the barangay on May 26. File photo by Martin Louise Tungol

Media calls on EU to crack down on online disinformation

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Broadcasters, publishers, and journalists call on the European Commission to implement 'much stronger measures' to combat disinformation on internet platforms such as Google and Facebook

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Jun 15, 2020 - 12:02 PM

'If there were no news content available on Facebook in Australia, we are confident the impact on Facebook’s community metrics and revenues in Australia would not be significant,' the company says

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook feed page is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in WArlington, Virginia. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

9 in 10 Filipinos 'stressed' with coronavirus pandemic – SWS

Jun 13, 2020 - 8:09 PM

Stress is high among those who lost their jobs and have jobs but stopped receiving salaries

LOCKDOWN. The usually crowded streets of Tondo (District I) are empty on May 4, 2020, the 2nd day of the hard lock down implemented by the LGU. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION] Hashtags, trending topics, and the death of Michelle Silvertino

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:30 AM

'What was it like to wait 5 days for a bus? What happened in between? What was she thinking? How did she feel?'

Facebook's Manage Activity tool lets you delete old posts in bulk

Jun 13, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Facebook’s new Manage Activity tool can help you easily filter, delete, or archive multiple posts at a time.

MANAGE ACTIVITY. Screenshot from Facebook.

DSWD cash aid comes after Michelle Silvertino dies

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:15 AM

The family of the stranded worker, who died while waiting for a bus ride home to Bicol, receives P15,000 and educational and livelihood assistance

Twitter removes China, Russia, and Turkey 'state-linked' accounts

Jun 12, 2020 - 6:31 AM

By far the biggest network uncovered was linked to China, Twitter says, comprised of a 'highly engaged core' of 23,750 accounts that was boosted by a further 150,000 'amplifier' accounts

DSWD begins 2nd tranche of cash aid with 4Ps beneficiaries

Jun 11, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The long-awaited cash aid for May begins on the second week of June

Residents of Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila receives P8,000 cash aid from the government's Emergency Subsidy Program on the eve of the payout deadline, May 6, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

No evidence yet reported accounts engaged in malicious activity – Facebook

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM

'At this time, we have not seen evidence of the reported accounts engaging in coordinated or malicious activity focused on creating fake accounts,' says Facebook

Twitter testing feature that asks users to read article before retweeting it

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Twitter says it would be testing the feature on its Android application 'to help promote informed discussion'

Image from Twitter

EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:47 PM

The European Commission's top official on countering disinformation praises Twitter for tagging two claims made by Trump last month about postal ballots in US elections

FALSE: DSWD 'gives P5,500 to every Facebook user'

Jun 10, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Cash aid for every Facebook user? No such thing, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Twitter confirms it's working on verification system's return

Jun 09, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Twitter confirms a screenshot showing the work on a revamped system, but does not give further details on a date for a public launch