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WATCH: Say what? Don't be fooled by false quotes – here's how

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Not all quotes on the web are correctly attributed – here's how you can tell fact from fiction

How digital media and disinformation affect democracy

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:50 PM

News, analysis, and investigations to understand the role of media and information technologies in democracies

EXCLUSIVE: Russian disinformation system influences PH social media

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook takes down pages linked to the disinformation network

[OPINION] What's the right thing to do? #DeleteFacebook

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Facebook will not change unless we change

WATCH: Don't let 'experts' online fool you: Here's how

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Rappler reviews the 2018 headlines of The Daily Sentry, a website known for publishing false or misleading claims, to see how disinformation can spread through the abuse of the label 'expert'

How individuals, groups came together to fight lies in 2018

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:10 PM

As online disinformation becomes widespread, media groups collaborate toward fighting disinformation, improving media literacy, and protecting press freedom

'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

Dec 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

[OPINION] A new weapon against press freedom in the Philippines

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government

 HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa posts bail for tax evasion charges at the Pasig Regional Trial Court on December 3, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: How to check if a report is a hoax

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Here's what you should look out for when reading news on the internet

WATCH: How to fact-check reports during disasters

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM

How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true?

Tip of the iceberg: Tracing the network of spammy pages in Facebook takedown

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Many of the pages in these networks have shared false or misleading articles

Did you know that some PH cities have more Facebook users than actual population?

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Iloilo City has the highest number of Facebook users with 223.22%-334.83% of the population actively using the social media platform monthly, followed by Cebu City

[OPINION] Duterte Year 2 and blunders galore on social media

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The administration's social media blunders are worth calling out because they are symptoms of a much bigger problem that's persistent in the other aspects of Duterte's presidency

Philippine media under attack: Press freedom after 2 years of Duterte

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure

‘Journalism, F*ke News and Disinformation’: Fighting back is now mission critical

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:36 PM

Journalists need to ramp up their coverage of disinformation actors, even outside of election periods. They can partner with others, including communities, in combating pollution of the information environment.

Media Freedom: Much more than just the media’s problem

May 08, 2018 - 12:52 PM

From Cambodia and Myanmar to the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, countries are facing challenges that are a mix of the usual ones such as hostile action from governments and the use of laws and the courts to limit space for media

Did Cambridge Analytica use Filipinos' Facebook data to help Duterte win?

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Facebook says data of over 1.1 million Filipinos was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

WATCH: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

Online influencer culture and politics: What happens when the two meet?

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Digital influencers as endorsers of brands are nothing new. But what happens when a politician is the product?

[OPINION] Fake news from an international perspective

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Lessons can be learned from the international community in order to properly address the issue of fake news in the Philippines

WATCH: 'Fake news' and the dilemma it has created

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:57 PM

UP professor Clarissa David explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation on social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it

DILEMMA OF 'FAKE NEWS'. UP professor Clarissa David talks about the dilemma brought by fake news. Screengrab from Rappler video

Rappler Talk: Clarissa David on fake news and disinformation

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:48 PM

What can be done to stem the tide of disinformation?

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook, please make democracy-friendly algorithms

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Technology hits a tipping point and transforms global power structures. In 2017, social media splintered the public space essential for democracy.

Fake news and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The struggle against disinformation and fake news in Southeast Asia goes hand-in-hand with the fight to keep democratic spaces online open

WATCH: Discussion on disinformation vs democracy at the National Democratic Institute

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Watch the panel discussion on Rappler

Mocha Uson: Fake news victim or fake news peddler?

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

These are the types of news that PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson likes to share

[OPINION] Fake news, bad views, and society’s loss

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:48 PM

'How should fake news be regulated? Are new criminal and civil laws needed to address this problem?'

Fake accounts, manufactured reality on social media

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Suspicious and fake Facebook accounts share common practices, forming a nest that spreads and repeats lies and propaganda

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy

Oct 08, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.

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

Twitter-terror: How ISIS is using hashtags for propaganda

Oct 22, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Hashtags have become the extremists’ choice for propaganda, says a study by the world's first counter-extremism think tank