Rappler's latest stories on disinformation
The ad states 'Breaking news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election,' followed quickly by an admission that the statement is fake, devised only to aim at the platform's ad policies
As of October 2019, House Bill No. 6079, or the Child Support Enforcement Act, has not been signed into law. Similar versions of the measure had been filed several times yet remain pending at the House committee level.
The claim is a misquoted statement from a 2017 Philippine News Agency report that was revised and later taken down
The information is from a satirical site, but websites treated it as an official source
Security firm Deeptrace identifies 96% of deepfakes as 'nonconsensual pornography,' which use the images of female celebrities or others in videos manipulated using artificial intelligence
The people in the video were intoxicated, not dead, according to a Taiwan-based news channel that refutes the claim fake alcohol was consumed
This is a rehashed claim, based on an order from the Presidential Electoral Tribunal in June 2018
A 2003 court ruling proves that the Marcoses failed to justify the acquisition of their assets which exceeded their salaries as public officials
Malicious bots and trolls spread vaccine misinformation – now social media companies are fighting back
Platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are developing strategies to address anti-vaccine bots and to try to reduce their reach in the United States
A report by the Oxford Internet Institute finds manipulation efforts have doubled over the past two years and are being used by both democratic and authoritarian governments
Google says its dataset can be used as benchmarks to determine if a video has been altered
The signatures in the letter do not match those in government records
The problem of disinformation requires solutions that look at the root of what makes people susceptible to them in the first place
23 fact-checking organizations from 17 countries work together to spot false and misleading claims during the international event
People who have a lot of familiarity with social media and digital imaging tools were more skeptical about the authenticity of the images, a study finds
State weather bureau PAGASA also says it is the DENR's Environmental Management Bureau which handles haze-related advisories
Revilla did not propose to make Culion Island in Palawan the next Bilibid prison. The photo of the Manila Bulletin frontpage has been manipulated.
P31 billion has been proposed for compensation adjustment for all government employees, including teachers
There is no such statement from Senator Risa Hontiveros
The new policy comes over complaints that advertisers might be able to deceptively modify the content in news stories shared on the huge social network
According to the researchers, the 4 techniques are a form of a broader online manipulation strategy called 'source hacking'
The data shows 42% of the claims checked during the 2019 midterm elections come from the candidates themselves
Wylie says the Philippines and other countries in the global south were perfect places for Cambridge Analytica to experiment with tactics and technology
Existing laws on the Social Security System (SSS) grant members specific benefits but not bonuses as described in the claim
Robredo makes no such statement. The proposed SOGIE bill contains no clause on labeling the sex of a newborn in birth certificates.
The RAND report on hostile social manipulation says countries are using common disinformation practices to gain a competitive advantage
New pop-ups will be shown to the user on both Facebook and Instagram when a user comes across vaccination content
The report presents a number of predictions related to social media-enhanced disinformation running up to the 2020 US elections
Fact-checkers grapple with two separate issues causing unrest and disinformation in Indonesia right now: separatism protests and shifting of capital
Benjaline Hernandez and Melissa Roxas, both civilians, are neither UP students nor New People's Army members. Roxas is also still alive.
Senator Leila de Lima asks Google Philippines and parent company Alphabet to be more aggressive in taking down fake videos on YouTube which serve political agendas
Many disinformation architects are professionals from the PR and advertising industries, who have left their big firms to essentially market politicians
The 4chan post called for members of the /pol board to pose as Jews to spread propaganda and disinformation. They would also accuse people correcting them of being anti-Semites.
Due to the complex nature of the online advertising ecosystem, advertisers are not always aware where their ads are displayed
Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg has said he wanted 'to make sure that to the extent that we can, we're funding as much high-quality journalism as possible'
YouTube is the new battleground in the fight against disinformation
A right-wing politician claims that the founder of Teyit.org is the son of the leader of a far-left political organization
Rappler's JC Gotinga talks to Jonathan Ong about how disinformation has evolved in the 2019 elections
A new study shows how online propaganda operations in the Philippines have developed new underground tactics
Mark Zuckerberg calls on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections
The Commission on Elections division handing the disqualification case against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno says the supposed resolution circulating online is 'fake'
At the #MoveIloilo: Social Good in the Digital Age forum, local groups discuss how to counter disinformation
It's a question that has been on many Filipinos' minds since the feisty Conchita Carpio Morales retired from government
Truth 'should be weaponized to the full extent of shaming' candidates linked to corruption, says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings
Bookmark this page to watch the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23
Neustart, an organization in Austria, offers a 6-month program that aims to show participants how to 'express one's point of view without denigrating others'
The leading social network indicates it will be tougher on inappropriate content in groups, which may not be seen by the public but which can circulate hoaxes and promote abusive or violent actions