Paige Occeñola

Paige joined Rappler fresh out of college in 2012. She was previously a social media producer and is currently the Head of Digital Communications where she is involved in strategy for Rappler's distribution platforms, writing about disinformation, and all-around problem solving for the team.

She graduated cum laude with a degree in Clothing Technology at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2012. She is currently taking up her Masters in International Studies in the same university.

When she's not busy with daily operations, crisis management, and sifting through the internet's noise, she's lugging her readings to the nearest coffee shop to get ready for class.

Sep 2019
TECH FEATURES 05:52pm, Sep 24, 2019
#2030NOW: Disinformation interventions beyond literacy

MANILA, Philippines — Why do we still fall for blatant lies? Are social media platforms to blame for our retreat into information silos? What can we do about the disinformation epidemic? Are current ...

SOCIAL MEDIA 02:57pm, Sep 10, 2019
Exclusive: PH was Cambridge Analytica's 'petri dish' – whistle-blower Christopher Wylie

MANILA, Philippines – Questionable rule of law, high social media usage, and corrupt politicians. These 3 conditions, according to Cambridge Analytica (CA) whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, made ...

Aug 2019
TECH NEWS 07:54pm, Aug 19, 2019
8chan is 'a cesspool,' 'worst content on the internet,' says site founder

MANILA, Philippines — 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan talks to Rappler and reiterates his criticism of the message board he founded in 2013. Brennan recently appeared before the PNP to help in their ...

IN-DEPTH 11:25am, Aug 08, 2019
Disinformation campaigns: Thirst traps and ‘hugot’ in 2019 Philippine elections

AT A GLANCE: A new study shows how online propaganda operations in the Philippines have developed new underground tactics. Smaller influencers, closed groups, and "alternative news" sources have ...

Dec 2018
IN-DEPTH 05:00pm, Dec 15, 2018
'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

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IN-DEPTH 09:52am, Dec 15, 2018
Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

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Aug 2018
TECHNOLOGY 07:42pm, Aug 27, 2018
Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others for fueling ethnic tensions

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook has taken down the account of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar's commander-in-chief of the armed forces, along with several others in the wake of the recent ...

Jul 2018
BLOG 10:30pm, Jul 16, 2018
Manny Pacquiao: boxer, senator, bigot

MANILA, Philippines – I grew up watching Manny Pacquiao fight. This also meant growing up with the myth surrounding the man. For as long as I can remember, when he gets into the ring, the streets ...

Jun 2018
BLOG 11:00am, Jun 30, 2018
[OPINION] Duterte Year 2 and blunders galore on social media

If social media during President Duterte's first year was defined by hateful rhetoric online, the second year will be remembered for its cringe-worthy display of incompetence. Six months ago, we ...

BLOG 09:00pm, Jun 06, 2018
The President is a misogynist. Now what?

Another speech, another egregious display of machismo from the sexist septuagenarian we call our President. In an event overseas where Mr Duterte met with the Filipino community, books were given ...