US Supreme Court blocks Texas law restraining social media companies

The law would have barred large social media platforms from banning or censoring users based on ‘viewpoint’ The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 31, blocked a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” siding with two technology industry groups that have argued that the Republican-backed … Read more

How candidates utilized social media for the 2022 elections

Data from a study conducted by Rappler and Manila-based data consultancy Nerve show that it’s a tight two-way presidential race between Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Leni Robredo on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok MANILA, Philippines – On social media, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo are going head-to-head for the presidency. … Read more

Vietnam plans 24-hour takedown law for ‘illegal’ social media content – sources

Vietnam is preparing new rules requiring social media firms to take down content it deems illegal within 24 hours, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The planned amendments to current law will cement Vietnam, a $1 billion market for Facebook, as one of the world’s most stringent regimes for social media firms … Read more

Poe hopes Congress overrides Duterte veto on SIM card, social media registration bill

Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon says the President’s veto is a ‘big win for troll farms’ MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe is hoping that the 18th Congress would move to override President Rodrigo Duterte’s veto on the bill that would have required Filipinos to register ownership of their SIM cards and use their real … Read more

Duterte vetoes SIM card, social media registration bill

The measure, envisioned to fight disinformation and trolling, among others, is found wanting by President Rodrigo Duterte MANILA, Philippines – Citing concerns about free speech and data privacy, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed a bill that would have required individuals to register their ownership of a SIM card and use their real names when creating social … Read more

[#RapplerReads] Non-fiction books in the arsenal of social justice warriors

Editor’s note: #RapplerReads is a project of the BrandRap team. We earn a commission every time you shop through the affiliate links below. While some corners of the internet have been inundated with toxicity and people with skin-deep “wokeness,” you can’t deny that many of those who share pain online and call for justice come … Read more

Two key tech execs quit Truth Social after troubled app launch

The two Southern tech entrepreneurs had the two qualities that Donald Trump’s Truth Social startup needed: tech-industry expertise and a politically conservative worldview aligned with the former president, a rare combination in the liberal-leaning industry centered in San Francisco. Josh Adams and Billy Boozer – the company’s chiefs of technology and product development – ​​joined … Read more

Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau lashes out at social media critics

MIAMI — After a season rife with second-guessing of his rotations and starting lineup, Tom Thibodeau expressed concern that media and social media has tried to drive a wedge between his team by pitting player vs. player. The central theme of a season gone bad revolved around incessant questions on whether certain guys were getting … Read more