Newsbreak Reads: Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

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Newsbreak Reads: Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet
In Philippine cyberspace, paid trolls sow disinformation, fear, and hatred. Rappler takes a look at the black propaganda taking over social media.

MANILA, Philippines – It was thought to be a place for expression and free speech, where information that could shape public policy and save lives can be shared and disseminated.

But its dark side has cropped up in recent months, especially in Philippine cyberspace. Since the election season, black propaganda has surfaced in relentless social media campaigns, where paid trolls sow disinformation, fear and hatred among Filipino netizens.

In the first of this 3-part series, Rappler takes a look at the black propaganda taking over social media. – Rappler.com

16-minute listen. Written by Maria Ressa, read by Marguerite de Leon, edited by Jaene Zaplan. If you missed this story earlier, you can read the full text story here.


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