Ethics 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) Due Sept. 16 Regular: Fake News shared thru the Social Media. Bonus: Copyright infringement in Social Media sites

Ethics 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) Regular: Fake News shared thru the Social Media. Bonus: Copyright infringement in Social Media sites

        The pertinent provisions of social media ethics have been extensively discussed in class (class members who missed the discussion may look up the provisions online)

      The 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) is on fake news (world-wide) (see pertinent provisions and discussion) due before midnight of Sept. 16, 2019.

    The Bonus is on copyright infringement (world-wide) in any social media site (see pertinent provisions and discussion) due before midnight of Sept. 16, 2019.

     Same guidelines on not posting the real names of private persons apply.

    The additional bonus for the Sept 19 activity is due on Sept. 25 yet, the window for that will be opened on Sept. 21 (just bank your entry 🙂  )

      Happy pioneering the discussion on social media ethics!

27 thoughts on “Ethics 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) Due Sept. 16 Regular: Fake News shared thru the Social Media. Bonus: Copyright infringement in Social Media sites

  1. 1st Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On September 14, 2019, a Japanese illustrator [name redacted] [url redacted] had one of her works removed from Instagram due to alleged “copyright infringement”. Instagram took down her post of the artwork and locked her account after the report was made. Through Twitter, the Japanese illustrator expressed how someone claimed that her artwork is theirs and was apparently done 20 years ago. The illustrator received access to her account again after 8 hours upon submission of a counter-notice. She has 2,187 followers on Twitter and 8,446 followers on Instagram.

  2. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On August 9, 2019, President [redacted] posted a promotional video on his Twitter account. However, it contained music from The Dark Knight Rises. As the producers of the video did not acquire license to use the song, Twitter has deleted the tweet for violating its copyright policy.

  3. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On April 9, 2019, President [redacted] posted a promotional video on his Twitter account. However, it contained music from The Dark Knight Rises. As the producers of the video did not acquire license to use the song, Twitter has deleted the tweet for violating its copyright policy.

    EDIT: Mistyped date on the first comment, sorry!

  4. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On July 2019, a Filipino Facebook page [name redacted] [URL redacted] posted a six-minute video that discussed how a Philippine dictator’s term(s) in office had given rise to one of the most powerful military forces at the time. The content of the video was deceptive, selective, context-free, misleading, among others. Because of these characteristics, the video can be classified as fake news.

    At the time of writing, the video has reached 1.6M views, 51k reactions, and 4.8k comments. The account currently has 20k followers and posts videos backing him regularly.

  5. 3rd BONUS Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On January 30, 2019, an American Twitter user [Name Redacted] said that Instagram removed his Instagram story for copyright infringement. The story is a 30-second unedited clip of “Baby come to me”, which is probably a music video.

    The tweet does not have any likes or retweets. The Twitter user has 642 followers and 785 following. On Instagram, the said user follows 774 people and is followed by 772.

  6. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On August 20, 2019, a Facebook page [name redacted] posted a picture of Kabataan Partylist Representative [name redacted] with a quoted statement from the latter, in line with the recent issue of alleged missing individuals and red-tagging of youth organizations. The statement goes “Huwag kayong makinig sa mga magulang ninyo”. However, there is no proof nor evidence that aforementioned Representative really said such statement. The Representative had also called for the reporting of said Facebook page for posting false information and black propaganda against the Partylist and other progressive organizations.

    As of this writing, the post and the Facebook page are still up. The post garnered 21 reactions, 11 comments, and 3 shares. The page, on the other hand, has an approximate of 67,000 followers.

  7. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On September 10, 2019, Twitter user [name redacted][URL redacted] with 2, 848 following and 1, 832 followers tweeted a screenshot from a Facebook page [name redacted] which posted news that anti-government fanatics are planning massive terror attacks, including blowing up gas pipes, in Hong Kong on September 11. Up until now, September 15, 2019, there has been no reports of terror attacks in the vicinity of Hong Kong and because of that, the said statement is to be classified as fake news.

    The tweet garnered 255 retweets, 333 likes and 92 replies.

  8. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    Last September 14, 2019, Twitter user [name redacted][URL redacted] with 1, 307 following and 2, 187 followers tweeted a screenshot from Instagram saying that her content was removed and her Instagram acount was locked due to copyright infringement. According to the screenshot, a lady was claiming that some of the work the Twitter user [name redacted] did in college that she posted in Instagram was done by the lady 20 years ago. The Twitter user [name redacted] submitted counter notice and was given back her IG account.

    The tweet garnered 9 retweets, 29 likes and 5 replies.

  9. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On May 2019, a Filipina Facebook user [name redacted] posted a dance cover video on her personal account. However, the video contained licensed music (song: “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake). The label that holds the copyright to the song did not approve its usage in [name redacted]’s video. Therefore, Facebook muted her entire video.

    Currently, the Facebook video has 1.1k views, 154 reacts, 23 comments, and 1 share. [Name redacted] has 2367 Facebook friends.

  10. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On August 24, 2019 at 4:14 pm, a Filipino Facebook user [name redacted] [URL redacted] posted a photo of a well known singer [name redacted] along with three photos of planes flying through a burning forest. The caption stated that the singer [name redacted] sent 80,000 liters of water for the Amazon using three private planes. The Facebook user [name redacted] concluded saying that the singer [name redacted] was a pure hearted guy. There have been no confirmations regarding the truth of this matter and the site vera files has counterchecked this. The photographs of the planes are not from the Amazon fire but that of the Collado Mediano forest fire and the Pedrogao Grande forest fire. The Filipino Facebook user’s post is therefore classified as fake news.

    The post has reached 1.5k reactions, 28 comments, and 6.4k shares as of September 16, 2019. The account currently has 2,027 followers.

  11. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    Last May 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm, a Filipino-run Facebook page [name redacted] shared a photo from another page, [name redacted] with the caption, “Let’s pray for our army. Panalangin din po natin ang mga pamilyang naiwan at nababahala sa kalagayan ng kanilang asawa at tatay.”

The page was asking for prayers for the group of soldiers in uniform that were kneeling down in the photo, and was claiming that they were Filipino soldiers by referring to them as “our army”.

    However, a Facebook user called out the page in a post dated May 30, 2017, pointing out that the soldiers in the picture were from Honduras, and that the picture was taken in 2015. In said post, the user put screenshots of the page’s share next to the original source of the image, proving the page’s claims to be fake.

    The page’s post has already been removed.

    The post calling out the fake news has 70 reactions- 39 likes, 15 haha reacts, 11 angry reacts, 3 sad reacts, and 2 heart reacts. It also has 9 comments and 2 shares. It is not possible to see how many friends and followers the user has.

  12. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On September 21, 2016, YouTube dance choreographer and instructor [name redacted] re-uploaded his choreography video for a famous pop song. The original version of the video was blocked due to copyright infringement issues, [name redacted] making use of the original music. The reposted version instead made use of a cover of the song, still garnering a whopping 16 million views with 162k likes. [Name redacted] added in the description of his video, “Thanks for your patience and support with all this music nonsense… hopefully one day record labels will understand that we’re not trying to steal their music, just create to it :)”

  13. 3nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On August 28, 2018, Facebook page (name redacted, url redacted) posted on the reign of the former president Ferdinand Marcos. The post, which began with “Ikalat nyo to nang malaman ng lahat ng Pilipino sa mundo,” claimed that the Philippines was the richest country in Asia under his regime. This claim has long been proven false.

    The page currently has 57,332 likes while the post itself has garnered 34K reacts, 6.7K comments, and 35K shares.

  14. 3nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On August 28, 2018, Facebook page (name redacted, url redacted) posted on the reign of the former president Ferdinand Marcos. The post, which began with “Ikalat nyo to nang malaman ng lahat ng Pilipino sa mundo,” claimed that the Philippines was the richest country in Asia under his regime. This claim has long been proven false.

    The page currently has 57,332 likes while the post itself has garnered 34K reacts, 6.7K comments, and 35K shares.

    EDIT: Previous post was tagged anonymous.

  15. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On September 5, 2019, Facebook page [name redacted] [url redacted] re-uploaded a picture of Gretchen Diez with a false quote, “MASAMA ANG LOOB KO DAHIL AYAW AKONG SUPORTAHAN NG BUONG ATENEO, DLSU, CSA, BRENT, POVEDA, PHILIPPINE SCIENCE, U.P. AT IBA PANG MGA PAARALANG MAY MATATAAS NA ANTAS NG URI NG TAO AT MGA EDUKADO”. However, there are no reports nor interviews that prove Diez saying this.

    The comment section hurled insults against Diez, believing that the quote was real. Some wrote, “Bakit ka naman suportahan , pang kubeta lng issue mo” and “At bakit ka suportahan? Walang kwenta yang concern mo at nadamay pa ang ang buong Pilipinas s walang kwenta mong concern. Bakit si Charice sumunod na mas mukha pang lalaki at ikaw halatang lalaki kahit magdamit pa ng babae.”

    Vera Files has fact checked this post, and the results indicated that the quote was indeed false. In their article, the image was from an August 23, 2019 video interview from GMA News. The 50-second clip did not show the aforementioned statement.

    The Facebook post garnered 117 reactions, 71 comments and 19 shares as of September 16, 2019. Meanwhile, the Facebook page has 17,311 likes and 21,165 followers.

  16. 3rd BONUS Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    In 2018, a Filipino actor [name redacted] posted a series of photos on his Instagram account with the hashtag “#secretplace”. On July 24, 2019, a Filipina Facebook user [name redacted] [url redacted], brought to everyone’s attention, through a post, that the photos were not taken by the actor himself but were grabbed from other people’s IG accounts, Pinterest, and a couple of other sites.

    To this date, the controversial posts can still be viewed on the actor’s Instagram account, which has 1 million followers and 1,866 posts.

  17. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    Last December 4, 2016, a popular female Filipino blogger [name redacted] [url removed] posted news saying that a high governing official removed herself from the Cabinet of the Philippines, because she fears that her post will be taken away from her. She also advised that this female politician give up her position of being Vice President of the Philippines.

    The Facebook post garnered 44,000+ reactions which were mostly thumbs up, laugh reacts, and heart reacts. It also has 7,900+ comments and 4,700+ shares.

  18. 3rd BONUS Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On April 4, 2019, a Twitter user [Name Redacted] from Kuala, Lampur made a thread and mentioned a tumbler user [name redacted] who stole and traced his/her artwork. Moreover the twitter user (the original artist) mentioned that the tumblr user also promoted commissions and patreon pledges with traced/stolen art, which is not only dishonest and disrespectful, but also degrades the trust between the audience and artists who are trying to make a living. (The picture of both artworks was included in the tweet.)

    The twitter user has 723 followers and 430 Following. the tweet garnered 9 retweets, 23 likes, and 7 comments.

  19. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    In July 2014, a renowned Youtube star [name redacted] was sued for copyright infringement by a known record label that has EDM artists under their wing. This content creator creates make-up tutorial videos. The artist was accused of nearly 50 infringements and was made to face a bill of £88,000 for each.

  20. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    Last March 12 of this year, the Facebook page [redacted] posted a picture of alleged supporters of “No to Dilawan Movement”, with a caption implying that billions of people came to support and take part of a rally against the dilawan(s). It was later found out that the post was spreading fake news as the picture posted was actually a picture from the Pista ng Nazareno way back in 2013.

    The post has now been deleted by the Facebook page but several screenshots are still circulating online.

  21. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    Facebook user [redacted] posted 3 different dance covers on her public profile last January 18, 2019. The user posted with a caption saying, “If ever the music fades, it’s because Facebook muted the videos because of Copyright issues (huhu damn).”. Probably because it was the user’s first offense, she was not fined any amount whatsoever but had the audio for her videos deleted instead.

    Although Facebook muted the audio of her dance videos, the videos were also made available in the user’s Instagram profile together with complete music. As of posting date, the Facebook post has 65 heart reacts, 39 likes, 11 wow reacts, 8 comments, and 953 views.

  22. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On May 15, 2019, VP Leni Robredo tweeted a screenshot of am post of [name redacted] [URL redacted] stating that if no one wins in the political line-up “Otso Diretso,” the vice president will step down her position. Robredo denied the allegation, and encouraged her followers to fight fake news and disinformation.

  23. 3rd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    A famous Filipino celebrity [name redacted] posted a photo with a poem as its caption on his/her instagram account. However, several netizens noticed that the photo and the caption were completely copied from an inspirational Instagram account [name redacted]. The celebrity quickly took down the post. However, people from the online community took screenshots of it and called him/her out in the social media fora.

  24. 1st Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On August 31, 2019, a Filipino Facebook user [name redacted] posted a series of pictures on Facebook comparing the publicity materials of a Recto-based university news media/news outlet [name redacted] to the publicity materials of the official student publication of UP Diliman [name redacted].

    In the post, the Filipino Facebook user (who is a graduate of UP Diliman and a former member UP Diliman’s official student publication), called out the Recto-based university media/news outlet for deliberately copying the designs and layout of UP Diliman’s official student publication.

    The Facebook user wrote:
    “That’s why this infuriates me. Mahiya naman sana kayo sa mga graphic designers who try their best to reinvent, innovate, and most importantly, stay original. You have done great disservice to the students you represent and serve.
    There is no honor in this, [redacted name of the Recto-based news outlet]. Only shame.”

    This Facebook post gained 2.1 thousand reactions, 78 comment, and 1 thousand shares.

  25. 1st Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On September 14, 2019, a Filipino Facebook user [name redacted] posted a series of photos detailing how she basically copied the artwork and styles of Korean artist Hong SoonSang to illustrate a children’s book to be sold off. The pictures were captioned with an apology, as she said she didn’t make the art from her own sweat and tears. The post was published after another Facebook user outed her after noticing that the artwork styles in a children’s book looked similar to the work of the Korean artist.

    Hong SoonSang soon posted a statement stating that she although it saddens her to see her work copied, she will respond to it legally. However, she urged the publisher and the artist to donate all the proceeds from the book sales to charity.

    The post has since garnerned 512 reacts and 2 comments only as the comment sections has been disabled.

  26. 3rd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On August 22, 2016 (4:53PM), a Facebook Page [name redacted] posted a spliced version of the video of Senator Leila de Lima’s privilege speech on extrajudicial killings, making her speech sound as if she admitted to protecting the drug lords and the drug trade in Bilibid.

    The post earned 5 reacts (4 likes, 1 heart react), 9 shares, and 592 views. The FB page has 4,265 likes and 4,482 followers and an FB page rating of 4.1 out of 5.

  27. 1st Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 3

    On September 2019, a famous American fashion designer, entrepreneur, artist, DJ and artistic director posted an Instagram story of a famous American fashion model without crediting the photographer. He is now being sued by a plaintiff for copyright infringement.

    The fashion designer is a verified IG user and has 4.3M followers on Instagram.

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