Trolls take advantage of weaknesses in society, and the fix involves not just technological means but more so educating people
'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
(UPDATED) 'Look, to begin with, the proposed constitution is presidential, federal, isn’t it?' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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.
Avoid retelling the lies. That's how propaganda works on the brain: through repetition, even when part of that repetition is fact-checking.
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo launches a series of videos where she addresses every false claim being spread about her online
Join us as we make sense of these stories and what they mean for the public: Boracay's 6-month closure, diplomatic crisis with Kuwait, corruption in the PNP-SAF, disinformation and propaganda in the Philippines
'I've held my peace before, trusting that truth will prevail. We can no longer let lies go unchallenged,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
Entries in Joseph Goebbels' 1942 diary show the propaganda minister taking note of the fall of Bataan and quickly blaming MacArthur, and the Jews behind him
(UPDATED) The UP forum explored how a culture of false information is propagated – from the way it is generated to the way it is spread and ultimately accepted by the public – and how to fight it
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
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(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
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
A fan group for a South Korean actor is renamed 'President Duterte Supporters'. But there might be more to the story.
A line of text will appear below a video, saying that the channel on which it appears is wholly or partly funded by a particular government
Twitter informs the users based on their interactions, such as if a US-based account was one that directly engaged with or was actively following one of 3,814 IRA accounts
'Tingin ko hindi naging maganda iyong 2017 as far as pagkakaisa is concerned – masyadong polarized iyong mga Pilipino noong mga nakaraang buwan at nakaraang taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
As we move into the new year, let's look at some of the major issues surrounding the world of cybersecurity as it relates to the world at large. It's very likely at least one of the following issues will be a part of your future.
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'The government has the obligation to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression by taking measures to promote media and digital literacy'
Internet expert Samantha Bradshaw shares with Rappler the importance of net neutrality and why practices such as sponsored data are harming it.
(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
'So makikita naman natin may effect din ‘yong pagkampanya against us,...sa pagsabi na presstitute ‘yang mga ‘yan, bayaran lahat sila. Hindi naman po totoo,' says CMFR chief Melinda Quintos-de Jesus
A tool will be released by the end of 2017 that will allow users to see whether or not they interacted with Russian-created material on Facebook or Instagram
The lie is posted on the Facebook page 'Rodrigo Duterte Supporters,' as the Duterte administration is accused of spreading propaganda on social media
'Ginagago ang taumbayan, to put it bluntly,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, reacting to the PNP's claim that there have been no extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's watch
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In many ways, pro-Duterte bloggers do the job of the PCOO especially when it comes to managing backlash against the administration and promoting government programs
Pro-Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the popular president and silence critics
If anyone should take up police duty against fake news it is us news people ourselves
Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities Many have had a history of self promotion hucksterism and even exhibitionism
It stokes the flames of a highly divisive issue like martial law. It also empowers trolls, poisons the well and lowers our collective IQ and EQ
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State run media bombards the internet with a series of videos touting Xi Jinping s One Belt One Road Initiative ahead of a two day summit on the project
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The social network admits that governments have used its services to mount information operations to achieve certain political outcomes
Since ancient Athens and Rome lies and damned lies have always been part of political discourse says University of Houston professor Robert Zaretsky
Facebook to feature an educational tool at the top of the News feed to help people from 14 countries spot fake news
Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion
Even communists can use the state run TV channel to discuss their agenda says the President
Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely hails the mainstream media s very important role in a democracy in this era of so called fake news
Those who have attacked these young Scholasticans by way of threats harassment hurtful comments and cyber bullying are the ones who are committing child abuse
Experts who met this week in Quebec City to find ways to combat this threat agreed that ISIS has used online propaganda to extend the conflict zone like no other
Suspicious and fake Facebook accounts share common practices, forming a nest that spreads and repeats lies and propaganda