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[OPINYON] Ang malawak na kabukiran ng mga troll

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:04 AM

Sino nagsabing mahina ang sektor ng agrikultura sa bansa? Heto’t buhay na buhay, masaganang-masagana ang mga farm, ang mga troll farm.

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


Youth leaders harassed online after seeking Mocha Uson’s dismissal

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Akbayan Youth shares screenshots of some of the hate comments, which are calling for the student leaders to get raped or killed

FIRE MOCHA. Student leaders of Akbayan Youth file an administrative complaint against Asec Mocha Uson before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on April 2, 2018. Rappler photo

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

What does Leni Robredo think about online bashers?

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says that the tirades against her have become so 'ridiculous' that she's actually 'excited' to see what her bashers come up with next

UNFAZED VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo does not let her online haters after her. Photo by OVP

Netizens fear troll exploitation of Facebook's 'downvote' button

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:14 AM

Some users think this feature would be abused by trolls and bots, while some say users' freedom of speech would be unaffected

DOWNVOTE. Facebook is currently testing a 'downvote' button in select public pages. Image above only an illustration or mock-up

Malacañang defends Duterte tapping Facebook for 2016 polls

Dec 30, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it would have been 'foolhardy' for any political candidate not to use the popular social networking site as a campaign tool

TOP CAMPAIGNER. President Rodrigo  Duterte delivers a speech at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on December 21, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Robredo slams EJKs, online trolls in Human Rights Day message

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'Dapat din nating bigyang-diin ang diwa ng pagdiriwang na ito, dahil sa mga nakababahalang balita tungkol sa malawakang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, lalo na sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan,' says the Vice President

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to stand up to human rights violations being done to them. File photo by OVP

Why do Filipino netizens troll?

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline

COPS AND ROGUES. Research by a Filipino sociology graduate student suggests trolls can act as both rogues and cops online.

Is there limit to online hate?

Mar 29, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion

#MagkaibaYan: 'Fake news' vs fiction trends on Twitter

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:24 PM

They trend on Twitter after two senators sought a probe into the proliferation of false erroneous distorted fabricated or misleading news on social media

Facebook suspends anti-Marcos journalist's account

Nov 28, 2016 - 8:43 PM

UPDATED As of 11:46 pm on November 28 Inday Varona says her Facebook account was resurrected and thanked the people who helped restore her account

SUSPENDED. Image of Inday Espina-Varona from Twitter.

VIDEO: How to deal with online trolls

Jun 30, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Before attempting to face a troll head on here are a few tips

Online trolls are sadists, study shows

Feb 24, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Online trolling correlated positively with the so called Dark Tetrad of personality particularly sadism psychopathy and Machiavellianism researchers say

Online 'troll' jailed over Facebook threat

Jul 09, 2013 - 10:55 PM

British online troll who sparked a security alert in the United States by threatening on Facebook to kill 200 schoolchildren gets 2 years and 4 months jail sentence

Sandy's 'worst online troll' gets a beating

Oct 31, 2012 - 9:30 AM

A netizen came under angry scrutiny after dramatic information posted on Twitter at the peak of Hurricane Sandy was found to be false