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The Case of Computer Scientist Katie Bouman: The social media that glorifies and bullies

When social media glorifies and bullies Katie Bouman, the woman behind the first black hole image, people turn to judging the person without research and relying on tactless and insensitive posts online.

Dealing with the Momo Challenge viral hoax

A number of news reports and social media posts about the “Momo Challenge” created mass hysteria on the third week of February 2019. While this challenge has been circulating around various online platforms for quite some time, the recent influx of legitimate reports and posts about it poses more risk even after it was debunked as a viral hoax. At this point, the issue is beyond the phenomenon itself. The responsibility of both media outlets and netizens to check the validity of such viral content is put on the spotlight.

An Epiphany: The issue on the Netflix film ‘Roma’ getting nominations at the Oscars

The issue on “Roma” being a Netflix film with minimal theatrical release marks another turning point not just at the Oscars, but in the world cinema stage.

Elon Musk-funded OpenAI threatens spread of convincing fake news at an alarming rate

Media outfits from respected broadsheets to renowned technology websites recently reported a breaking news about the Elon Musk-funded artificial intelligence (AI) software that has the ability to build an authentic-looking fake news story with minimal resource in a matter of seconds. With the current global problem on the spread of disinformation, including those for political propaganda, cultural attacks, and capitalist ventures, this developed AI system called OpenAI threatens to revolutionize the dissemination of convincing fake news stories at an alarming rate.

Philippines’ 2019 Measles Outbreak: An objective look at what DOH and WHO facts say and what media reports

As news reports and social media posts continue to cover the 2019 measles outbreak in the Philippines as early as January, a number of people and institutions already expressed its connection to the paranoia following the Dengvaxia scandal. While this may have some bearing in certain cases where families insist of no longer vaccinating their children, examining the statistics available from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) presents a more objective look into the situation, which apparently, debunks the theory that the main cause of the epidemic is the public’s Dengvaxia scare.

A young filmmaker’s tale about National Artist for Cinema Kidlat Tahimik

Indeed, Mr. Eric de Guia whom we dearly love as Kidlat Tahimik Jr. (because he said his son is the Sr.), lives up to the name he is best known for — two somehow contrasting but very powerful Filipino words rolled into one to create an even more powerful energy for its bearer.

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