How misinformation derails free speech

Adrian Monck - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2022

Own nothing, be happy. You might have heard the phrase. It started life as a screenshot, culled from the internet by an anonymous antisemitic account on the image board 4chan. “Own nothing, be happy—The Jew World Order…

Man, 19, accused of offering and selling sex videos, nabbed in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 19-year-old man, who was arrested for allegedly promoting and selling of self-produced videos of himself performing sexual acts to various male victims, including minors, underwent an inquest proceeding today, August 1, 2022.…

Anne Curtis celebrates 18M followers on social media pages

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 05/24/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Actress-mom Anne Curtis reached another milestone gaining over 18 million followers on her social media pages. Anne took to her Instagram page on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, to share her gratitude to her followers.  She reached…

Vote-buying incident reported in Cordova 5 days before polls

Futch Anthony Inso 05/04/2022

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Police Station is now investigating an alleged vote-buying incident that was reported to them. Police Major Ramil Dugan, chief of police of Cordova Police Station, said that they are now…

Duterte-backed PDP Laban wing cries foul after some posts flagged by Facebook

Neil Arwin Mercado 04/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) wing backed by President Rodrigo Duterte cried foul Monday after some of its posts were allegedly flagged and taken down by Facebook. The party wing’s…

Scamming the elderly

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 04/09/2022

This is a modern-day cautionary tale, except that I don’t only want to warn people, I want the authorities (those who can do something about it) to please get their acts together to effectively catch the criminals.…

Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

02/24/2022

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants, and translate between languages, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday, as he sketched out key steps to building…

The new gatekeepers of information

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 12/12/2021

Every morning, as I begin my day with a cup of coffee, I take a quick glance at the three freshly-delivered newspapers on the dining table. Scanning the headlines, I always wonder how editors decide which news…

Meta: Facebook’s high-stakes bet to save itself

Agence France Presse 10/30/2021

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s name change offers a convenient diversion as scandal plagues the platform, but the new handle is also key to the firm’s costly effort to save itself from very real threats, experts said. Jokes and vitriol poured…

Facebook to be called Meta in line with its ‘metaverse’ vision

Reuters 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company said Thursday, in a rebrand that is anchored on its ambitions of building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the…

Facebook shifting to virtual reality version of internet

Agence France Presse 10/19/2021

PARIS—Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union (EU) to build the “metaverse,” a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by global outage

Reuters 10/05/2021

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring the services after being hit by one of its longest outages. The disruption, which…

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