Ethics 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) : Regular or Bonus post

Ethics 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) : Regular or Bonus post

       The 3rd media monitor post, either regular or bonus (either/or : only one will be credited) can be posted here with deadline extended to Thursday Feb. 27, 2020 at 4pm.

    REGULAR MEDIA MONITOR: The regular media monitor is a review of a social media post (time frame Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020) that violates the following standard: Language, images, expression that foment prejudices or organized hate against certain groups and minorities by reason of gender, race, creed, beliefs, religion, physical appearance, etc. (are not allowed).
If the user/ author is a private individual (not a public official or not a public figure) : DO NOT POST THE URL / LINK. DO NOT POST REAL NAMES. Indicate the date, the nationality/country, and the number of friends or followers but conceal the url, conceal all real names in the content and the url and and state “url redacted”; “name redacted” for each concealed real name.

     Or…
The BONUS POST: In view of the OSG motion for a gag order to prohibit discussion on the franchise of ABS-CBN by ABS-CBN and all “persons speaking on their behalf” (“on behalf” means in favor of): The bonus post is: Using social media standards (FB community standards, Twitter Rules, Instagram community guidelines, etc.), an evaluation on whether or not a specific social media post should be banned of a user/person/party who posted/ tweeted/ wrote/ published in favor of any of the rights involved in the ABS-CBN franchise. (if the user is a private individual, i.e., not a public figure, please redact the url and all real names). (time frame: starting from the date of the quo warranto petition, Feb. 10, 2020.)

     Advance Happy Anniversary of the EDSA people’s uprising!

19 thoughts on “Ethics 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) : Regular or Bonus post

  1. 3RD MEDIA MONITOR (REGULAR)

    On February 14, 2020, a female American twitter user replied to a tweet concerning Dwayne Wade’s support for his daughter’s transitioning. The user said in her tweet that she does not believe that transitioning from male to female or vice versa ever works, and that no matter what they do to their bodies or how much they change their legal papers, they will always remain either a male or a female and that they will never be “the real thing.” The user also closed her tweet by saying she knows some people will have an aneurysm by reading her statement, but she uses emojis to somehow state that she could care less.

    This tweet is very offensive to members of a minority group, the LGBTQ, and adds nothing to the discussion on the social media platform but hate and further igniting arguments that are against members of the LGBT community. The statement is uncalled for and is only demeaning to people who are part of that minority group.

  2. 3RD MEDIA MONITOR (BONUS)

    A Twitter user posted a tweet on Feb. 25, 2020 at 8:59 PM stating:
    “Calling the attention of all empty-headed bashers of ABS CBN. did you all watch the senate hearing? Because i can smell now the aroma of the renewal of the franchise of ABS CBN. The law is working so well. Thankyou God ❤
    #ABSCBNfranchiseRenewal”

    This is in light of the recent ABS-CBN senate hearing on the same day which tackled the issues surrounding the franchise renewal of the broadcasting corporation. In lieu of the Twitter rules and policies which encompassed safety, privacy, authenticity, enforcement, and third-party advertising guidelines—the Twitter post expressing their support for the ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal , while not being the most friendly of posts (perhaps even bordering on mean and hateful), did not violate any community standards and should not be banned.

    Though the ‘empty-headed bashers’ comment may come across as hateful conduct, it did not attack anyone on the basis of what the Twitter rule states which is ‘promotion of violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease’.

  3. 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3): Regular

    On February 16, 2020, Mocha Uson posted on Twitter a photo of young activists with the heading “Study now, NPA later.” The photo is a collage of a journalist and four activists in their UP Sablay and mugshots. These young activists called Tacloban 5 were arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms. The tweet became controversial, garnering retweets from people with comments of “Libelous”, “Red-tagging is dangerous”, and “Violation of Norms of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees”.

    The tweet violates the privacy rights of these individuals, especially since the charges filed against them were patently fabricated and had no basis. The red-tagging in the tweet of Mocha Uson is a form of harassment and Mocha’s generalization further creates a prejudice against activists and UP students.

  4. 3rd Media Monitor (Regular)

    On January 19, 2020, Kaitlin Bennett, a known conservative and guns rights activist, tweeted “Spreading scientific truths at the Women’s March in Chicago with @sav_says_”. Attached to this tweet is a photo of her and Savannah H (also a conservative) holding a placard with the words “Only women can get periods.” The tweet and the photo implies that trans women are not to be considered ‘real’ women for their biological incapability.

    The tweet promotes transphobia and is an outright attempt to offend members of the LGBTQ+ Community, and even the members who attended the Women’s March. She also willingly went to the event, which is for promoting equal rights, to personally question the women at the march on their stances towards trans women. The tweet is aimed to target minorities like trans people who still face prejudice from conservatives like Bennett. What is also disturbing is the fact that Kaitlin has a following of more 360,000, meaning that her ideas of hate, prejudice and fear towards the LGBTQ+ Community is distributed to a vast audience.

  5. 3RD MEDIA MONITOR (REGULAR)

    University of South Carolina investigating after racial slur used in social media post. January 22, 2020.

    In the University of South Carolina, an epitaph was discovered, having a caption reading ‘Happy N-Word Day’ referencing Martin Luther King Jr. day. The suspect was a USC student, female.

    Later on, the university’s president assured that the action doesn’t align with their values.

    The said photo the became viral on social media can be considered harmful and can provoke racial related violence and breaks up discourse of the age old problem from being discussed. The school’s management did a fair and right action and hopefully this will be considered as a cautionary tale.

    3RD MEDIA MONITOR (BONUS)

    The quo warranto issued by Solgen against workers on ABS-CBN and other individuals voicing their support for franchise renewal is considered attack on free speech and the 1987 constitution. In ground of social media, both twitter and Instagram find actions or post such as graphic, hate speech, and inappropriate content is count as violation, therefore known individuals sharing tweets or images in support in solidarity does break the said rules.

  6. 3rd Media Monitor (Bonus)

    This is a tweet posted by [Name Redacted] (with 130 followers) on February 24, 2020 at 2:45 PM. As of February 26, 2020, 9:50 PM, the tweet has 417 Retweets and 1.1K Likes. The tweet is as follows:

    “Bong Go and Bato Dela Rosa are the biggest mistakes of the Filipino voters. These two wretched souls should not be in the Senate. How I wish Miriam is alive today to punch those two faces. #NoToABSCBNShutDown #ABSCBNFranchise”

    This tweet was made in reaction to Bong Go’s and Bato Dela Rosa’s statements about the ABS CBN shutdown. While the tweet explicitly mentions wanting to bring harm to the senators and calling them “wretched souls”, I do not think this tweet would be actionable under Twitter Rules.

    While I agree that Bong Go and Bato Dela Rosa are underserving of their seats in the senate, this tweet makes violent threats towards the two senators. However, according to Twitter Rules, despite this tweet expressing a wish or hope to harm others, it may not be actionable under the violence policy of Twitter. “Statements that express a wish or hope that someone experiences physical harm, making vague or indirect threats, or threatening actions that are unlikely to cause serious or lasting injury are not actionable under this policy but may be reviewed and actioned under those policies.”. While the Tweet wishes to inflict harm on Bong Go and Bato Dela Rosa, the tweet specifically hopes that Miriam (Defensor-Santiago) were alive to punch them. That is highly unlikely, thus this tweet is not actionable under the violence policy. Additionally, calling the senators “wretched souls” does not violate the Twitter Rules for hateful conduct. For these reasons, while the tweet contains violent undertones, in my opinion, it does not violate Twitter Rules.

  7. 3RD MEDIA MONITOR (BONUS)

    On February 25, 2020, the actress Kathryn Bernardo posted a series of photographs on her Instagram account. The first is a screenshot of ABS-CBN CEO Carlos Katigbak at the recent senate hearing. The second to fifth pictures are different group shots of the actress alongside Carlos Katigbak, Daniel Padilla, and other members of ABS-CBN. The caption of the post is, “When it comes to defining what a true “kapamilya” means, our bosses never fail to lead by example. I know this is a tough time for all of us but please know that we and millions of our kapamilyas are right behind you. 🙏🏻”

This social media post clearly shows that actress is in favor of the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise through how she claims to support Carlos Katigbak.

    This social media post should not be banned. It does not display violence, criminal behavior, and objectionable content. It was posted by an authentic account, and there are no plagiarism issues with the images.

    Link of the social media post: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8_NG4eBEzg/

  8. Ethics 3rd Media Monitor (Social Media 3) : Regular

    Today, Muslims continue to have negative reputation globally. Due to the deplorable actions of a select few, the rest of the religious population, as well as pretty much anyone with South Asian features, are often perceived as terrorists. This is extremely problematic as countless of harmless Muslims themselves are also at risk of these violent acts. Consequently, civilians who have nothing to do with actual terrorism, are interrogated, detained and discriminated simply because of their heritage, appearance and religion.

    On the 26th of February, 2020, a man from the United Kingdom made a bold statement regarding Islamic people. With 717 followers on Twitter, this English man responded to a tweet stating, “Where would you place Islam on the political spectrum? Vote, Comment, Retweet.” His quote tweet said, “Just an evil cult.” This statement reeks of racism and ignorance. His hasty generalization contributes to the large amounts of inflammatory words said about Muslims online and in real life. While anger towards terrorism and its perpetrators are absolutely valid, one should not take it out on an entire ethnic minority. It is irresponsible, offensive and make an already unsafe world even less safe for our peace-seeking Muslim brothers and sisters.

  9. 3rd Media Monitor: BONUS

    On February 14, 2020, the official Twitter page of ABS-CBN News posted a video regarding the issue on the quo warranto petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida against ABS-CBN. In the said video, ABS-CBN News correspondent Christian Esguerra explains the possible consequences in case the Supreme Court sides with the said petition. Mainly, the purpose of the video is to pinpoint the real issue behind the filing of quo warranto petition by Calida.

    Link to the Tweet: https://twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/status/1228299453238411264?s=20

    My personal impression about the video is that it features a content that caters to the public good by bringing factual information regarding the issue. I have seen no trace of appealing to emotion as a technique to disrupt public opinion. As such, this post should not be banned because, first and foremost, it does not violate the Twitter rules on “safety” in a way that it does not cause harm to any person nor to any institution. As long as it does not contain anything that can mislead the public or anything related to pornography or violence, it is good to stay on the web. Clearly, the plea for a baseless gag order against the said network aims to suppress freedom of expression and of the press.

  10. 3rd Media Monitor: BONUS

    On February 14, 2020, the official Twitter page of ABS-CBN News posted a video regarding the issue on the quo warranto petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida against ABS-CBN. In the said video, ABS-CBN News correspondent Christian Esguerra explains the possible consequences in case the Supreme Court sides with the said petition. Mainly, the purpose of the video is to pinpoint the real issue behind the filing of quo warranto petition by Calida.

    Link to the Tweet: https://twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/status/1228299453238411264?s=20

    My personal impression about the video is that it features a content that caters to the public good by bringing factual information regarding the issue. I have seen no trace of appealing to emotion as a technique to disrupt public opinion. As such, this post should not be banned because, first and foremost, it does not violate the Twitter rules on “safety” in a way that it does not cause harm to any person nor to any institution. As long as it does not contain anything that can mislead the public or anything related to pornography or violence, it is good to stay on the web. Clearly, the plea for a baseless gag order against the said network aims to suppress freedom of expression and of the press.

    (sorry i had to redo it because i previously posted as anonymous)

  11. ETHICS 3RD MEDIA MONITOR REGULAR

    After the Wuhan NCOV virus outbreak, there was an increase in reports of racism and xenophobia against Asian people at college, work, and social media. A user tweeted “Disturibing. Keep #Chinese in a zoo plz. We do not need any #Chinese freaking out the free world. Inhumane. Not hygienic” to a NCOV related tweet. It is offensive for the Chinese people because instead of battling the virus, people are starting to target the Chinese individuals because of their nationality.

    The tweet was posted on January 23, 2020 at 3:17 AM by a Vietnamese national. The user had around 1,102 followers.

  12. 3rd MEDIA MONITOR (BONUS)
    Last February 11, 2020, Regine Velasquez, posted on her Instagram account her statement on the issue of the ABS-CBN franchise. (link of the post: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8aIMn_Ax8C/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)

    Instagram is mostly used by the people to post pictures and videos. Recently people started using it as a tool to raise awareness and to voice out opinions on pressing issues. With regards to Regine Velasquez’ post, her caption does not violate any of Instagram’s community guidelines. She did not slander anyone, did not use foul words, did not wish anyone physical harm. She simply stated what television audience would loose seeing in television and how shutting down ABS-CBN goes against our rights. However, the photo that she posted is not hers and she did not cite where she got nor who owns the photo. Since Instagram is used to share photos, one of their guidelines is “Share only photos and videos that you’ve taken or have the right to share”. The post is a screenshot of her ASAP performance. Despite her appearing in the show, it does not mean that she has copyright over that video/screenshot. Regine Valasquez should have included in her post where she got the photo and who owns it. The photo might include the logo of ABS-CBN, but I think it is still important to cite properly. Since she is a public figure, she should show proper example of social media etiquette. It will emphasize that following the community guidelines should be a practice for all, both public figures and private individuals.

  13. 3rd Media Monitor (BONUS)

    On February 21, 1:37 P.M., a private friend of mine that works Accounts in ABS-CBN shared a Philippine Star opinion article on Facebook regarding the gag order on ABS-CBN, captioning it with her own “So whose fault is it, really? Doesn’t seem like it’s ours 🤡”, followed by a direct quote from the article:

    “It is almost unbelievable this horror story started because the network failed to air P2 million worth of regional campaign ads of Duterte in Mindanao. But that was because they reserved late, didn’t have Comelec approval and it was the last few days for airing political ads. By the time they got Comelec clearance, all available commercial slots had been taken. The network tried to return the P2 million but was told to hold it for the meantime. In a weird twist of events, the network was accused of estafa.”

    Her post did not break any of Facebook’s Community Standards, and was rather a good practice of social media by directly quoting and citing statements from an article made by an authentic media organization, this being Philippine Star, and so, avoided spreading fake news or manipulated media, in line with the Integrity and Authenticity standards of Facebook.

  14. 3rd Media Monitor Regular

    There would occasionally be hateful photos spread on social media (or memes) that make a joke out of obese women. With no intention to educate about health, just humor of bad taste, this could be worse than “fat shaming.” Real people are featured, with full faces, so even without the name, I find that this violates the dignity of a person.

    Memes are often shared on Facebook groups and then achieved on humor websites. (Name redacted, URL redacted, possible countries of original are USA and other English-speaking countries)

  15. 3rd media monitor

    A twitter user, who is also a tattoo artist had a rat infestation in her house. After the incident twitter locals used this info against her and threw hurtful words against the said twitter user: judging her that she does not deserve to be a tattoo artist. She then filed a complaint about the people who wronged her in the social media platform. All other people who bullied her has deactivated or went private.

  16. (Used wrong account above, cannot delete apologies)

    3rd Media Monitor Regular

    There would occasionally be hateful photos spread on social media (or memes) that make a joke out of obese women. With no intention to educate about health, just humor of bad taste, this could be worse than “fat shaming.” Real people are featured, with full faces, so even without the name, I find that this violates the dignity of a person.

    Memes are often shared on Facebook groups and then achieved on humor websites. (Name redacted, URL redacted, possible countries of original are USA and other English-speaking countries)

  17. 3rd Media Monitor: REGULAR

    On Twitter, racist tweets are rampant. There have multiple incidents of accounts owned by white supremacists threatening violence and encouraging hate against people of color and/or of non-Christian beliefs. Twitter users have noted that the social media platform itself is putting little to no effort in quashing these hateful statements.

  18. 3rd Media Monitor: REGULAR

    On February 26, Daryl Yap, a filmmaker, uploaded another installment on his Vincentiments series. The short film featured a character ranted to her fellow classmate who failed to help in their thesis paper. In her ravings, she pulled out her tops and order her groupmates to do the same while wishing the unreliable to be “gangbang”-ed.

    Although the said director defended that the statement was taken out of context and the rants did not actually happen, I still personally believe that the video is a malpractice of social media and can fall as a violation of the Community Standards on language. As a media practitioner and as figure with a following, the director should have been more careful about the content he is presenting to his audience.

    Link: https://www.facebook.com/SAWAKASBRIEFS/videos/190906938901229/

  19. On Feb. 24, 2020, a Twitter user tweeted:

    “Quoted from the Senate hearing on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal:

    “Netflix and YouTube are foreign owned. Why are they being allowed in the Philippines?” – Carlo Katigbak, President/CEO, ABS-CBN

    Seriously?!”

    Although the Katigbak missed the point of airwaves in his statement, it is understandable that the user (although for the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise), would be frustrated with the CEO’s misconception of Netflix and YouTube’s operations. In this tweet, the user merely quoted Katigbak while effectively expressing their frustration with one word: “Seriously?!”.

    Based on the Twitter rules and policies (composing of safety, privacy, authenticity, enforcement, and third-party advertising guidelines), the user’s thread do not violate the site’s community standards and therefore, should not be banned.

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