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Propaganda-spewing Russian trolls act differently online from regular people

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Trolls take advantage of weaknesses in society, and the fix involves not just technological means but more so educating people


A hacker explains Russia's use of cyber warfare in 2016 U.S. election

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'Everything about Hillary Clinton had to be negative and you really had to tear into her. It was all about the leaked email, the corruption scandals, and the fact that she is super rich,' says a former Russian troll


Propagandists target Catholic Church after Duterte rant vs God

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.

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

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

When trolls and propagandists occupy the Internet

Jan 14, 2016 - 11:28 AM

There is a lot of manipulation happening online The Internet has transformed into a lawless arena where gladiators compete for our likes shares eyeballs clicks

The dark, ugly side of social media marketing

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Black propaganda should have no place among marketers Our marketing tools may now be digital but what has not and should not change is our ethics

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