With people confined in their homes, gaming has become one of the sources of entertainment of Filipinos with the Philippines ranking 10th as the country that has Tweeted the most about gaming so far this year.
When people search on Twitter for Tagalog keywords associated with gender-based violence, they will see a notification in Tagalog directing them to the hotlines of local organizations where they can seek help, together with a list of NGOs that can provide support they need.
The move to create a dedicated section for Covid-19 is widely seen as YouTube’s way to “clear” channels that might be peddling misinformation through the platform.
Twitter said its speed and borderless nature presents an extraordinary opportunity to get the word out and ensure people have access to the latest information from expert sources around the world.
In addition, it is halting any auto-suggest results that are likely to direct individuals to non-credible content on Twitter.
In 2019, there were more than 1.2 billion tweets about gaming globally, up nearly 20% compared to 2018.
Some of the brands that caught the eye of the Twitterverse are tech firms such as Angkas, Netflix, Shopee, and Samsung.
Twitter managing director for Southeast Asia Arvinder Gujral says that tweets with cultural relevance create lasting impressions.