Why the use and abuse of “The Silent Majority” annoys me to no end

One, the silent majority is a pretentious name for a minority that wants to appear bigger and stronger than it actually is. Two, a minority, whose political affiliations clearly spell out a desire to return to the unacceptable status quo, cannot presume to speak for the real silent majority, the rest of the people who … Continue reading Why the use and abuse of “The Silent Majority” annoys me to no end

Will Facebook’s security system ever cure fake news and trolling?

BIG brouhaha over the week was the blocking of veteran and multi-awarded journalist Inday Espina Varona from accessing her Facebook account. The reason for the incident was apparently some trolls had undertaken a cyber operation to report Varona's account as unfit for the social media platform. Her access was restored by Facebook after an uproar … Continue reading Will Facebook’s security system ever cure fake news and trolling?

Kanpai! Marcos has been buried in the LNMB!

The Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) made me think of the Japanese word Kanpai, for some reason. In fact, the very title of this article kind of seems like an anime title, don't you think? In the Japanese language, depending on the Kanji characters used, the word kanpai can mean two very different things. … Continue reading Kanpai! Marcos has been buried in the LNMB!

House Bill on Mandatory Website and Social Media Registration?

I spotted a post by Yugatech which says Rep. Arnolfo A Teves Jr filed House Bill 4093 which mandates "the authentication of online and social media memberships in the country through registration of their accounts using any valid government issued identification and/or barangay certificate." On the face of it, this bill seems to be in response … Continue reading House Bill on Mandatory Website and Social Media Registration?