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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.
- Listen to the 1st episode: Newsbreak Reads: Rowena Tiamson, not a drug pusher
- Listen to the 2nd episode: Newsbreak Reads: Drug user? No, Oman was a good son
- Listen to the 3rd episode: Newsbreak Reads: In war on drugs, lives of police at risk too
- Listen to the 4th episode: Newsbreak Reads: Martial law, the dark chapter in Philippine history
- Listen to the 5th episode: Newsbreak Reads: ‘Nanlaban sila’: Duterte’s war on drugs
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