MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said she believes there is a need to regulate social media and hold users accountable for spreading lies and "fake news." The vice president's position contradicts that of advocates of freedom of speech and of the 1987 Constitution. Robredo, commenting on mudslinging during the election campaign, said Wednesday that she believes campaigning has become "dirtier" because of propaganda spread through social media. "Tingin ko, iyong social media, na-abuse siya in a very negative way, kasi halimbawa before, iyong traditional media kasi, ang mga kagaya niyo, subjected to accountability," she told reporters in Dagupan. (I think social media has really been abused in a very negative way because, for example, before, traditional media like you are subjected to accountability) In contrast, she said, anyone can post on social media. "Anonymously. So talagang walang accountability (Anonymously, so there really is no … [Read more...] about Robredo: Regulation needed vs social media ‘abuse’
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PUTRAJAYA: The government is looking into the possibility to authorise the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to remove fake news and racist posts from social media, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said. He said it was among the measures discussed in line with the government’s intention to enact legislation addressing the abuse of social media, which has been rampant of late. The minister said the matter was still being discussed with the relevant parties and the new legislation was expected to be tabled at Parliament by July at the latest. “The government is still studying the possibility and making amendments to the existing law so that it will be more effective in addressing issues of racism, religious hate crime and offensive messages on the monarchy institution. These are among the aspects we are looking into now. “We are looking at how we can give the MCMC the power. I hope the new legislation can be tabled at the … [Read more...] about Govt mulls authorising MCMC to remove fake news, racist posts from social media
Ten of the best-known political parties vying in the March 24 election have released dozens of jingles on YouTube and on their Facebook pages since late last year. Fundamentally, “the song remains the same”, and it’s not one of Led Zeppelin’s. There are the same dreary appeals to nostalgia or, alternatively, to futurism, the same unconvincing boasts. What distinguishes this election season’s crop of tunes from those of the past is the sheer variety of styles. The staple choices for mustering votes – rousing marches and look tung (country folk) – are now jostling with pop rock, songs-for-life and even rap. And for the southern provinces there are political messages set to the rhythmic chanting of nasheed, sometimes known as anasyid. As well, since a song online has to be accompanied by a music video, we’re seeing a lot of images of the parties’ candidates for the premier’s job putting in cheerful appearances at … [Read more...] about The political parties’ campaign anthems re popping up on social media, but is anyone listening?
source klublu/Shutterstock.com There are different types of attachment styles in relationships. People in healthy relationships have secure attachment styles, whereas others are avoidant or anxious. The way we use social media could reveal how we attach to other people, according to some research. Anxiously attached people are more likely to post about their relatonships, because they feel insecure in real life. It’s important to remember that social media isn’t real life, and it can’t cover up real life problems. How we attach to other people pretty much shapes how our romantic relationships go. If you grew up in a loving, caring environment, you’re more likely to have developed a healthy attachment style. This means you’re comfortable being open and honest with your partner, and you don’t fear intimacy. However, some people … [Read more...] about The way you use social media could reveal your attachment style in romantic relationships
By Jeff Vrabel The Washington Post Sat., March 24, 2018 My son, now halfway through his Grade 8 year, does not appear to have the slightest whiff of a care about social media, and until about two weeks ago I did not realize the severity of this problem. Newly 14, my son is attached to his phone on a seemingly molecular level, but he has no Facebook account, no Twitter, no Snapchat, no social media presence to speak of (at least outside the world of Minecraft, where, I am told, he exists as a shipbuilding contractor of some repute). He does have an Instagram account, but that’s because we made him get one last summer, as part of a slick plan to force him to keep in touch during an overseas exchange program. For two weeks he obliged us with photos of castles and classmates and cheese, but since his return he’s posted approximately one picture, which was not of any of those things. Read more: Peace of Mind aims to create safe spaces for youths to talk about … [Read more...] about A teenager not on social media — should a parent worry?