[ANALYSIS] Fake news, internet propaganda, and Philippine elections: 2016 to 2019

“Fake News, Internet Propaganda, and Philippine elections: 2016 to 2019” is a study presented in a #FactsFirstPH research briefing held on May 04, 2022. The full copy of the research is reposted with permission from the authors. This is part one of a two-part paper on fake news and internet propaganda in the last three … Read more

Open your hearts, fight fake news

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo issued her marching orders for the crucial homestretch of the campaign before hundreds of thousands of supporters, in a behemoth show of force meant to boost her numbers in the Philippines’ most vote-rich region Metro Manila. Local organizers said some 412,000 “Kakampink” supporters of Robredo … Read more

Marcos camp should highlight platform, not peddle fake news

‘Kung papano sila lumaban ngayon, ganoon din ‘pag nakaupo na sila: puno ng kasinungalingan, puno nang dumihan,’ says presidential candidate Leni Robredo following the spate of more fake news against her and her family MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday, April 12, the increased attacks of the Marcos camp against her … Read more

While Marcos evades tax question, supporters spread fake news

MANILA, Philippines – As Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr evades questions on his family’s P203 billion estate tax debt, his supporters muddle the discussion by spreading false claims about Philippine tax laws if only to defend the non-payment. Over the past days, Marcos’ supporters have amplified a comment from a political analyst that to charge the … Read more

Presidential bets agree ‘all’ fake news peddlers must be punished

On the topic of fake news, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice President Leni Robredo mention the absent Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., who was reported to have benefited from disinformation MANILA, Philippines – To address the “fake news” problem in media, presidential candidates believe anyone who creates fake news and allows it to spread should … Read more

Global news media on defensive after Putin signs ‘fake news’ law

News executives said the new law would hamper independent reporting and imperil, and that their organizations must balance the obligations to audiences to report the news with protection against retaliation LONDON, United Kingdom – Global news media said they were suspending reporting in Russia to protect their after a new law that threatened jail terms … Read more

Russian law on ‘fake news’ prompts media to halt reporting as websites blocked

KYIV, Ukraine – Russia blocked Facebook and some other websites on Friday, March 4, and passed a law that gave Moscow much stronger powers to crack down on independent journalism, prompting the BBC, Bloomberg and other foreign media to suspend reporting in the country. Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, the biggest on a European state since … Read more