Online survey firm Qualtrics has released a new research revealing that even though restrictions have changed, the actions brands are taking continue to have a significant impact on consumers during the first six months of the pandemic in the Philippines.
Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa is asking the Senate to investigate social media giant Facebook for taking down accounts supportive of the current administration, saying the move is a form of censorship.
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it is initiating a deeper probe on its own after Facebook recently took down accounts supporting Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio due to “coordinated inauthentic behavior”.
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.