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Rudy Fariñas, Arroyo meets economic managers, Facebook cleanup | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of U.S. midterms

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:12 AM

The company says the actors have become 'more careful to cover their tracks,' and that they are 'well-funded adversaries who will never give up and are constantly changing tactics'

FACEBOOK. The company says it had shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a 'coordinated' attempt to sway public opinion on political issues ahead of November midterm elections, but cannot identify the source. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Twitter continues aggressive suspension of unwanted accounts

Jul 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

New report surfaces, saying Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in the 4th quarter of 2017


Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate – report

Jul 08, 2018 - 12:03 AM

Russia-linked fake accounts are believed to have fired off false tweets in an effort to sway the 2016 US presidential vote

SOCIAL MEDIA. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Robredo’s SALN, Ombudsman application, Facebook closes fake accounts | Evening wRap

May 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts in first 3 months of 2018

May 16, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Fake profiles make up 3% to 4% of all active accounts, reports the social network

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Is the Philippines in step with Russian online propaganda warfare?

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The same techniques detailed in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump indictment are pervasive here and have accomplished the same goal as the Russians': sow discord

Bots, Assange, an alliance: Has Russian propaganda infiltrated the Philippines?

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:28 AM

(UPDATED) A Russian-linked Twitter account used to interfere in polls in Spain is now tweeting exclusively about the Philippines – one of several disturbing developments that may suggest Kremlin propaganda in the country

Facebook deletes 'tens of thousands' of fake accounts in UK

May 10, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The social network announces another round of deletion following its April crackdown on fake accounts in France

GLOBAL PRESSURE. Facebook has become a part of national elections, given the speed at which information spreads on the platform. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP


Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

Apr 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Facebook s security team spent 6 months fighting to neutralize what they saw as a coordinated campaign according to Shabnam Shaik a company security manager

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Accounts with suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages will be suspended as part of Facebook s security improvements

CLOSER LOOK. The social network implements a system that attempts to identify and suspend fake accounts. Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Why Alvarez' bill criminalizing fake social media accounts won't work

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:10 PM

House Bill 5021 proposes to penalize fake social media account holders and people behind bots with 6 to 12 years in prison on top of a P30 000 to P50 000 fine

TROLLS NO MORE? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez files seeking to punish fake social media accounts and bots.

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In the Philippines paid trolls fallacious reasoning leaps in logic poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues

Social media fakery: Tips for spotting questionable accounts

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:45 PM

As social media increasingly becomes a minefield here are some tips to spot dubious users on Facebook and Twitter

#SmartFREEInternet: Anatomy of a black ops campaign on Twitter

Oct 05, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Interest groups are mobilizing fictitious social media resources at scale to disrupt online conversations How can you spot black ops campaigns?