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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


Bid for prime minister? ‘That’s black propaganda,’ says Arroyo

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) 'Look, to begin with, the proposed constitution is presidential, federal, isn’t it?' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

SPEAKER ARROYO. Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conducts relief oprerations in Sasmuan, Pampanga on July 27, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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.

[OPINION] Whoppers vs 'truth sandwiches'

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Avoid retelling the lies. That's how propaganda works on the brain: through repetition, even when part of that repetition is fact-checking.

TRUMP AND TRUTH SANDWICHES. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Here's how Robredo debunks 'fake news' vs her

May 25, 2018 - 9:03 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo launches a series of videos where she addresses every false claim being spread about her online

NO TO 'FAKE NEWS.' Vice President Leni Robredo will no longer tolerate any lies being spread about her. Photo by OVP

Newsbreak Chats: Top stories for April

May 03, 2018 - 5:03 PM

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

Robredo on lies: 'Bring it on'

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:05 PM

'I've held my peace before, trusting that truth will prevail. We can no longer let lies go unchallenged,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke of the importance of investing in human skills amid rapid technological advances and disruption, during her message at the Employers Confederation of the Philippines' 39th National Employers Conference on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Marriot Hotel Manila in Pasay City. (Photo by OVP)

Documentary | Fake news in the Philippines: Dissecting the propaganda machine

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:22 PM

In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook beyond Zuck

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

Goebbels' diary shows he took note of Fall of Bataan

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:57 AM

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

WORLD WAR II. This undated file photo taken during World War II in Germany shows Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (L) standing with his Nazi commanders Hermann Goering (2nd L), Joseph Goebbels (C) and Rudolf Hess (R). Photo from the National Archives/AFP

U.P. hosts forum on dangers of perpetuating fake news

Apr 07, 2018 - 12:51 PM

(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

MEDIA ATTACKS. Professor Rachel Khan, chairperson of the UP Department of Journalism emphasizes the real effects of silencing the press. Photo by Gari Acolola/Rappler

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

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

China’s illegal entry in Benham Rise, Roque on People Power, Pimentel on Duterte-Carpio | Evening wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

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

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Our fundamental freedoms

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:27 PM

'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

From Korean idol group to Duterte Supporters on Facebook?

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:05 PM

A fan group for a South Korean actor is renamed 'President Duterte Supporters'. But there might be more to the story.

YouTube to start labeling government-funded channels in the U.S.

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:35 PM

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


At least 1.4 million Twitter users exposed to Russian propaganda

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM

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

Robredo’s New Year wish: Unity, fewer calamities, zero killings

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:52 AM

'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

HOPE FOR 2018. Vice President Leni Robredo launches her Istorya ng Pag-Asa program at the Camarines Norte State College on December 7, 2017. File photo by OVP

2017's cybersecurity issues: The future's new normal?

Dec 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

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.

FAKE: Comparison of 2015 and 2017 World Press Freedom Index reports

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:31 PM

This is another post exposing disinformation against Rappler

Freedom of expression 'under siege' in PH, say human rights groups

Dec 10, 2017 - 11:15 PM

'The government has the obligation to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression by taking measures to promote media and digital literacy'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Net neutrality and why you should care about it

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Internet expert Samantha Bradshaw shares with Rappler the importance of net neutrality and why practices such as sponsored data are harming it.

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

‘Black propaganda’ under Duterte admin reduced trust in media

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:14 PM

'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

DEFENDING THE MEDIA. CMFR executive director Melinda Quintos-de Jesus discusses the propaganda to discredit Filipino journalists. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Facebook to show people if they fell for Russian propaganda

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:55 AM

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

CBCP denies it 'regrets' killing of Hapilon, Maute

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The lie is posted on the Facebook page 'Rodrigo Duterte Supporters,' as the Duterte administration is accused of spreading propaganda on social media

CBCP DENIAL. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, denies that the CBCP 'regrets' the killing of Marawi siege leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

Drilon compares PNP 'lies' in Duterte's drug war to Nazi propaganda

Oct 08, 2017 - 5:10 PM

'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

CRIME SCENE. Kian Loyd delos Santos' uncle, Randy, points to the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes are visible with Kian's blood splattered around. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 6, 2017

Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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WATCH: 6 ways to spot a fake news article

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Here are some tips to determine if a news article is fake or not

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM

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Blogger-propagandists, the new crisis managers

Aug 20, 2017 - 5:15 PM

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

State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Pro-Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the popular president and silence critics

[Newspoint] Wanted: Truth police

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

If anyone should take up police duty against fake news it is us news people ourselves

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities Many have had a history of self promotion hucksterism and even exhibitionism

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: President Duterte, dismantle your propaganda machine

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 1, 2017

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:17 AM

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China tells the world bedtime stories in propaganda drive

May 13, 2017 - 1:01 PM

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

CHINESE LEADER. This file photo taken on September 3, 2016 shows China's President Xi Jinping speaking during the opening ceremony of the B20 Summit prior to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. Photo by Aly Song/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

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Facebook says gov'ts exploited its platform to manipulate opinion

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The social network admits that governments have used its services to mount information operations to achieve certain political outcomes

INFO-OPS FEATURES. Facebook lists the features of information operations that they've observed on their platform. Screenshot from Facebook


Is fake news old news?

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Since ancient Athens and Rome lies and damned lies have always been part of political discourse says University of Houston professor Robert Zaretsky

10 tips on how to spot fake news from Facebook

Apr 07, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Facebook to feature an educational tool at the top of the News feed to help people from 14 countries spot fake news

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

Duterte: PTV4 won't be used for propaganda, personal gain

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Even communists can use the state run TV channel to discuss their agenda says the President

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the inauguration of PTV4 Cordillera Hub in baguio City on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Image from PTV4 screengrab

Australian envoy to PH: Fake news 'a threat to democracy'

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely hails the mainstream media s very important role in a democracy in this era of so called fake news

HITTING FAKE NEWS. Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely criticizes fake news as she addresses journalists on January 24, 2017. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

St Scho alumnae eye legal action vs cyber bullies

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:15 PM

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

Challenging jihadist propaganda online eggs on extremists – conference

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:14 AM

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

An image made available by propaganda Islamist media outlet Welayat Tarablos on February 18, 2015, allegedly shows members of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group parading in a street in Libya's coastal city of Sirte. Welayat Tarablos/Handout/AFP

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