PEP YEAREND 2015: Social Media Controversies

Dec 31, 2015

The year 2015 saw showbiz talk shows folding up because social media have totally changed the landscape of news gathering.

In the time shows were preparing to air the latest scoop in local and foreign showbiz, fans were already having a field day reading about it, and commenting, in their personal social media accounts.

Netizens can view celebrities' reaction to issues flooding their social media accounts in real time, and they themselves sometimes get involved in the flurry of events.

Even blind items peddled in showbiz-oriented shows and online pages can turn into big stories in an instant.

Meanwhile, social media have made it easier for showbiz scribes in online entertainment sites to gather opinions regarding issues on popular celebrities, and publish them in no time at all.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) enumerates the hullabaloos that ruled showbiz headlines in 2015.

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