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KBP reprimands RJ Nieto for 'personal attack' vs Rappler reporter

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The broadcast media organization also orders the owner of DWIZ radio station to explain why Nieto goes on air even when he does not have KBP accreditation

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto indicted for cyber libel

Jun 30, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The Pasay City Prosecutor's Office recommends the filing of a libel case against Nieto, who earlier alleged on his Facebook page that US President Donald Trump called Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a drug lord

COMPLAINT. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files a cyber-libel complaint against pro-administration blogger Rey Joseph Nieto for spreading fake information online.

Documentary | Fake news in the Philippines: Dissecting the propaganda machine

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:22 PM

In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world

Malacanang on Peter Lim, Barangay & SK elections postponement, Umali on articles of impeachment | Evening wRap

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

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Pinoy Ako Blog files complaint vs Thinking Pinoy, Sass Sasot

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog is asking for over P2 million in damages

[WATCH] 20 stories in 2017: War, impunity, and disinformation

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The war on drugs, the Marawi siege, the ASEAN Summit, and global disinformation gripped the nation this year. Rappler’s yearender video takes you through 20 of 2017's top stories

AFP on Martial Law extension, Duque on Dengvaxia, Salvator Mundi buyer | Evening wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio sues Franco Mabanta for libel

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog says she received attacks and messages in her Facebook account – similar to Mabanta's – disparaging her appearance

Trillanes files cyber-libel complaint vs Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV seeks Rey Joseph Nieto's imprisonment and payment of civil damages and legal fees, amounting to nearly P1.3 million

ASEAN on China, Solano on Castillo, Da Vinci painting sold for $450M | Evening wRap

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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PH GDP Growth, Mocha on Trudeau, Duterte and Li | Midday wRap

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:33 PM

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Mocha Uson shares graphic on Facebook misquoting Trudeau

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:02 AM

PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson shares a post misquoting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as saying, 'it is impossible to get the [Canadian garbage] back...' They appear to have heard wrong.

Santiago resigns, SC junks Napoles bail petition, Trillanes to file libel case vs Nieto | Evening wRap

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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Pro-Duterte bloggers slam Roque, Lorenzana on China dredger, Texas attacker | Midday wRap

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:21 PM

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Roque on bloggers' call for resignation: Take it up with Duterte

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:13 PM

The Presidential Spokesman maintains he has fulfilled Duterte's orders: 'I stated what I think is right, and I stated what I think is true'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office of the newly-appointed officials during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2017. Swearing in are Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Presidential Spokesperon Harry Roque Defense Undersecretary Reynaldo Mapagu, Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Eduardo Año, and Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Alexander Macario. King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Trillanes to file libel case vs Thinking Pinoy's RJ Nieto

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:35 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the case stems from the blogger's 'fake news' that US President Donald Trump supposedly called him a 'little narco'

LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (left) is preparing a libel case against Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto

NUJP backs Rappler journalist, slams 'hollow block' threat

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:35 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces the 'patent ignorance and arrogance' of dwIZ host and pro-Duterte blogger RJ Nieto

Roque to DDS: Don't throw anything at legitimate journalists

Nov 04, 2017 - 4:51 PM

'To my DDS friends: Please leave Pia Ranada alone,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

PALACE SPOKESMAN. Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. entertains queries from members of the media following his first press briefing in Malacañang on November 2, 2017; in the foreground is Rappler's Pia Ranada. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

DWIZ host incites violence against Rappler journalist

Nov 03, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Rappler calls on dwIZ to sanction RJ Nieto for yet another attack on a journalist

Cayetano defends 'official' bloggers with him at UN

Oct 19, 2017 - 6:45 PM

'Kung wala ang bloggers, paano 'yung coverage namin?' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

UN SPEECH. Foreign Alan Peter Cayetano is viewed on the monitors of the UN media center as he speaks at the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York on September 24, 2017, Philippine time. Malacañang file photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Time to stand up to Duterte’s online bullies

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What fuels the hate and the toxicity? It’s the sense of entitlement and power, of being backed and supported by those in power.

Thinking Pinoy blogger Rey Joseph Nieto asks DFA to terminate his contract

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The blogger says in his social media accounts that he was ending his consultancy as head of strategic communications for migrant workers’ affairs

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 2-8, 2017

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

FAKE NEWS HEARING AT SENATE. Seantor Grace Poe leads the first Senate hearing on fake news on October 4, 2017.  Photo by Alex Nuevaespnaa/Senate PRIB

Bloggers bound by same rules as journalists – Robredo

Oct 07, 2017 - 3:17 PM

'Ang gusto lang natin, ipaintindi dito sa mga bloggers na ito na iyong karapatan nila, hindi naman iyan limitless,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

RULES. Vice President Leni Robredo says bloggers are bound by the same rules as journalist when it comes to disseminating information online. Photo by OVP

Robredo, Faeldon, Paddock | Midday wRap

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:41 PM

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'Unapologetic' fake news spreaders an 'insult' to gov't officials – Robredo

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says of government officials spreading false information online: 'Papayagan ba natin na iyong kasamaang ganito iyong magpe-prevail?'

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech  before the Healthtech Challenge Philippines in Makati City on October 4. Photo by the OVP

Thinking Pinoy didn't tell Senate he won consultancy at BCDA

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Based on a document downloaded by Rappler from a government website, blogger Rey Joseph Nieto clinched a P30,000 ($587) consultancy contract with BCDA

GOVERNMENT CONSULTANT. Blogger Rey Joseph Nieto, also known as Thinking Pinoy, didn't tell the Senate in a hearing on October 4, 2017, that he also won a consultant deal with the BCDA. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sereno impeachment, De Lima, Marilou Danley | Midday wRap

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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De Lima staff demand public apology from bloggers over 'taunting' photo

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:58 AM

'No sir, masaya po kami naka-detain siya,' Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto proudly says in a public hearing when asked to apologize to detained Senator Leila de Lima

NUJP hits Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto as 'barefaced liar'

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:03 PM

'That Nieto did all this under oath should have earned him a perjury charge or a contempt citation at the very least,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

FAKE NEWS. Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto, also a consultant at the Department of Foreign Affairs, appeared at the Senate hearing on fake news online. Photo by Rappler

‘DFA needs me more than I need them’ – Thinking Pinoy

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Pro-Duterte blogger Rey Joseph Nieto says the P12,000 he receives from the Department of Foreign Affairs, where he is consultant, is just a 'pittance'

DFA CONSULTANT. Pro-Duterte blogger Rey Joseph Nieto claims he receives a 'pittance' from the DFA so that he can 'lend' his platform to reach more overseas Filipino workers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Grace Poe praises Thinking Pinoy for 'excellent research, neutrality'

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:18 PM

'So I hope you keep the neutrality. Like if you're in a board, you can be an independent director. You can be in government but an independent consultant.'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Pro-Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the popular president and silence critics

Duterte gives online defenders access to Palace events

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:56 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the go signal for some bloggers to occasionally cover Palace events like press briefings and presidential activities

'STAUNCH SUPPORTERS.' President Duterte meets with online personalities supportive of him in Malacañang Palace on February 7, 2017. RTVM screenshot

Inside Martin Andanar's man cave

Jan 26, 2017 - 5:36 PM

An apologist of the President and a public official who gets paid by taxpayers’ money, Andanar is embarking on a dangerous path of propaganda and media control