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Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election
August 08, 2022

Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The scale of Meta's content removals points to the sheer deluge of hate speech and disinformation that is flowing through the country's social media networks.

Disinformation Poses a Grave Threat to Democracy in the Philippines
May 04, 2022

Disinformation Poses a Grave Threat to Democracy in the Philippines

By Mu Sochua
The return of the Philippine's once-disgraced Marcos clan has been aided by a flood of coordinated online manipulation.
Why Did Duterte Veto the Philippine SIM Card Registration Act?
April 26, 2022

Why Did Duterte Veto the Philippine SIM Card Registration Act?

By Mong Palatino
The bill was criticized by civil liberties groups and citizens. But President Rodrigo Duterte is hardly known for his emphasis on freedoms. 

Twitter Removes Hundreds of Accounts Linked to Philippines’ Marcos Jr.
January 24, 2022

Twitter Removes Hundreds of Accounts Linked to Philippines’ Marcos Jr.

By Sebastian Strangio
The accounts are part of the politician's well-oiled machinery of social media manipulation.

Social Media Misinformation and the 2022 Philippine Elections
November 30, 2021

Social Media Misinformation and the 2022 Philippine Elections

By Japhet Quitzon
Next year's presidential contest is set to produce a dramatic sequel to the “social media election" of 2016.

Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts
September 30, 2020

Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts

By Sebastian Strangio
After cannily manipulating Facebook in his campaign for the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte is intimating that he might shut the social network down.

Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte
September 23, 2020

Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte

By Sebastian Strangio
The accounts beamed out content supportive of the Philippine president and his daughter's possible presidential aspirations.
The Facebook Scandal Reveals the Philippines’ Cyber Vulnerability
April 20, 2018

The Facebook Scandal Reveals the Philippines’ Cyber Vulnerability

By Chester Cabalza
The Philippines is one of the world’s most social media-active countries. That makes it one of the most vulnerable.

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