Rappler's latest stories on trolls
Sino nagsabing mahina ang sektor ng agrikultura sa bansa? Heto’t buhay na buhay, masaganang-masagana ang mga farm, ang mga troll farm.
Ang mas malaking usapin ay hindi ang pamemeke.... Ang mas malaking usapin ay dahil maraming naniniwala sa pineke o retokadong impormasyon
The primary goal of the Internet Research Agency (IRA) is to deepen divisions in US society and convince Democrat-favoring liberals – including Latinos, youths and the LGBTQ community – not to vote, a report says
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
P'wede mo nang isiwalat na inuutusan kang sumumpa at murahin ang lahi ng binu-bully ninyong account, habang pinupuri mo ang karahasan at pagpatay, habang winawalang-bahala mo ang bumabagsak na ekonomiya
Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom
Ang 11 nominadong salita ay naging laman ng mga balita at diskusyon, at bukambibig ng mga Filipino sa nakalipas na dalawang taon
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
God did not give us Duterte to be our President. The 16 million voters chose him to be President and he is now President. But God can write straight with crooked lines. Even from something bad, good can come out.
In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world
Akbayan Youth shares screenshots of some of the hate comments, which are calling for the student leaders to get raped or killed
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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
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
(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
From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?
'All the posts of the past two days have been swarmed and attacked by Filipino trolls – every single post. It is crazy and it is full of non-sequiturs,' says computer programmer Carlos Nazareno
Understanding that fake news is the professional product of advertising and PR strategists means we need to challenge the broader system that has not only normalized political deception but made it financially rewarding.
Some users think this feature would be abused by trolls and bots, while some say users' freedom of speech would be unaffected
Twitter is criticized for allowing the spread of bogus news – some of which was directed by Russia – ahead of the 2016 US election and in other countries
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
'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
(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
‘You have to engage them and fight back,’ says veteran journalist Ed Lingao at Rappler’s ‘Truth, Trust, and Democracy’ forum
Veteran reporter Ed Lingao says about fake news online, ‘Everybody has the right to be wrong, but everybody has the responsibility to get it right’
The public forum on 'Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls and Bots' aims to help promote a better understanding of how social media and other digital platforms work
This public forum on November 28 aims to promote a better understanding of the nature of digital platforms and how they affect public opinion
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Hindi naka-optimize ang Facebook para sa katotohanan. Narito ang limang sablay ng social media giant.
The 'Office of the Presidential Spokesperson' Facebook account, a verified one, commented at around 11:30 am, 'si pia at si lourd devera pantay na sa kakupalan'
A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline
The play is PETA s effort to start a conversation on Martial Law
The LTFRB had been bashed maligned Did any of the two hire ad agencies using minions and all the other to bash the LTFRB? DOTr Assistant Secretary for commuter affairs Elvira Medina asks in a Senate hearing
A University of Oxford study says one trait of cyber troops in the Philippines is individual targeting which is used to silence political dissent online and often leads to real life threats and reputational damage
President Rodrigo Duterte calls the University of Oxford which released a study about social media manipulation a school for the stupid people
When trolls win everyone including those who support President Duterte loses
The change is due to the egg s perceived association with trolls and anonymous abuse
Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion
The quiz gauges whether the reader actually read the article or not
House Bill 5021 proposes to penalize fake social media account holders and people behind bots with 6 to 12 years in prison on top of a P30 000 to P50 000 fine
UPDATED Magsalita kayo sa Facebook nyo says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo at the Walk for Life against killings in the Philippines
Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely hails the mainstream media s very important role in a democracy in this era of so called fake news
Who benefits from these lies? Let us not make it easy for them to kill us by willingly and submissively swallowing the poison they feed us says Senator Leila de Lima
Bullying and Internet bashing are not mercy Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos also says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy
They trend on Twitter after two senators sought a probe into the proliferation of false erroneous distorted fabricated or misleading news on social media