#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 22, 2018

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Hello!

Dear Rappler reader,

Why should you care about Rappler's SEC case? This week's #AnimatED editorial tells you why. In a nutshell, a threat of closure against any publication or news organization is a matter of public interest.

Rappler intends to appeal this decision and exhaust all possible legal remedies so we can continue operating. Today, we released our responses to frequently asked questions about the case. We hope you will find time to read it.

Meantime, the task of reporting on important stories that you need to know continues.

Amid concerns over the proliferation of fake news on Facebook, the tech platform announced a new update to its newsfeed that will let users rank 'trust' in news sources. In a Facebook post, co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the network would seek to 'prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local.'

We would like to know your thoughts about that. Stay tuned!

Lawmakers to vote on pulling U.S. from shutdown

The shutdown casts a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlights the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

In a Facebook post, co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the network would seek to 'prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local'

FAQs: Rappler's SEC case

Rappler's response to frequently asked questions about the SEC's decision revoking its registration

Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

'By and large, Latin America's political culture is sicker than it is healthy'

UST student council denounces award given to Mocha Uson

According to UST's highest student government body, Uson does not deserve the award because 'she does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian'

Last 3 years hottest on record – UN

(UPDATED) Consolidated data from 5 leading international weather agencies shows that '2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the 3 warmest years on record,' the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says

PH's EU-GSP+ preferential status 'stays' – Malacañang

The European Union's annual report notes progress in labor rights, environmental protection, and good governance, but a decline in human rights in the Philippines

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