Viber said it will remove Facebook Connect, Facebook SDK, and GIPHY, as well as cease all ad spending on the social networking platform.
Public outcry have been pouring, calling US president Donald Trump’s posts inciting anger and hatred. One of Trump’s social media post said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. made the suggestion in a Senate resolution that was filed a day after Albay representative Joey Salceda proposed the imposition of tax on Netflix and Facebook ads, among other Internet firms, as a way of generating revenues for the government.
The Facebook post of Maria Victoria Beltran caught the attention of Cebu City mayor Edgardo Labella, who accused the artist of spreading fake news and hence committing a criminal act, warning that she would be arrested by the PNP Cybercrime Unit.
ABS-CBN’s online reach also stretches to YouTube, where it boasts 26.3 million subscribers and 35.1 billion lifetime views, making it the most subscribed and most viewed Filipino channel on the site.
On its own messaging platforms, WhatsApp and Messenger, both the amount of voice and video calling has increased more than 100%.
The lawsuit was filed against LeadCloak and its founder Basant Gajjar for selling the “cloaking” software to scammers that fool the ad-review systems both on Facebook and Instagram.
In response to the Philippine government’s call to ensure Internet stability during the Covid-19 public health emergency, Facebook will temporarily reduce the bit rates for videos in its site and in Instagram.