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Rappler's latest stories on manipulation


FALSE: Cavite to impose liquor ban starting July 1

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:08 PM

The liquor ban in the province of Cavite has already lifted since June 1. The graphic used for the false claim was manipulated.

Facebook adds location of posts to curb state-led manipulation

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:17 AM

The move seeks to give users more context and information about messages aimed at influencing politics

New Cambridge Analytica leak exposes global election manipulation

Jan 05, 2020 - 10:25 AM

'It’s so abundantly clear our electoral systems are wide open to abuse,' says ex-Cambridge Analytica employee-turned-whistleblower Brittany Kaiser

MORE EXPOSÉS. Brittany Kaiser, former Director of Program Development at Cambridge Analytica, speaks at a press briefing by the "Leave.EU" campaign group in central London on November 18, 2015. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Singapore fake-news bill raises fears of censorship

May 04, 2019 - 12:21 PM

According to Singapore’s draft law, ministers get to decide without any judicial review what online content is true or false simply if it offends them. Other countries may do the same

Visual by Gogi Kamushadze/Coda Story

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation

Aug 23, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Gaping holes remain in online platforms and that not enough is being done to counter foreign interference, says former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos

IN NUMBERS: The fake YouTube views market

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:23 PM

For about $14, a client can buy 1,000 'views' for a YouTube video

Trump accuses China, EU of currency manipulation

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The outbursts are another crosswind for Wall Street, which struggled to find direction and finished Friday, July 20, a hair's breadth in negative territory

PRESIDENT TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls – study

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Other countries also increased their efforts to censor and manipulate information, the report says, including a 'keyboard army' of people employed and paid $10 a day by the Philippine government to amplify the impression of widespread support of a brutal drugs crackdown

PH, 27 other countries use 'cyber troops' to manipulate opinion – study

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:35 AM

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

Illustration by Nico Villarete/Rappler

Trump warns sacked FBI chief over media leaks

May 13, 2017 - 1:32 AM

James Comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press says Trump

TESTIMONIES. File photo of former FBI Director James Comey testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP

VW ex-boss probed for market manipulation

Jun 20, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Volkswagen s former boss Martin Winterkorn is under investigation for having allegedly manipulated the market by holding back information about emissions cheating at the automobile giant

UNDER INVESTIGATION. This file photo taken on March 13, 2014 shows Martin Winterkorn, then CEO of German carmaker Volkswagen (VW), attending the company's annual press conference in Berlin. Photo by Johannes Eisele / AFP

'Poll cheating' in Quezon: Did Saycon's witnesses change story?

May 31, 2016 - 5:42 PM

The numbers cited by alleged election operators don t add up

7 banks to pay $324M to settle suit alleging interest rate manipulation

May 05, 2016 - 12:35 AM

The banks are accused of conspiring to set the daily benchmark rate for interest rate exchange contracts

epa02913523 (FILE) A file photo dated 22 April 2008 showing a view of a Bank of America branch in New York, New York, USA. Bank of America Corporation reported 12 September 2011 it would slash some 30,000 jobs within the coming years. The move is part of a strategy to cut costs and comes after a reorganization of the bank's management last week. Bank of America hopes to be able to save some five billion USD per year. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

When trolls and propagandists occupy the Internet

Jan 14, 2016 - 11:28 AM

There is a lot of manipulation happening online The Internet has transformed into a lawless arena where gladiators compete for our likes shares eyeballs clicks

NFA partners with group to help curb rice anomalies

Feb 02, 2015 - 9:15 PM

To stop price manipulation hoarding and repacking of NFA rice the government ties up with Kaya Natin in monitoring rice movements in the communities

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

iPhone 6 preview (TechRap)

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In just 3 months Apple should announce the new iPhone we go over everything you need to know about yet to be released smartphone

Facebook experiment 'messed with people's minds'

Jul 04, 2014 - 1:40 PM

In its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the study deceived consumers and violated an agreement on privacy settings

Facebook manipulated users emotions in secret study – report

Jun 29, 2014 - 10:33 PM

A study details how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of around 700 000 users

LOGGING IN? Facebook users call Facebook's manipulation 'creepy' and 'disturbing'

PSEi: Double Dragon or Anne $DD Curtis-Smith

May 17, 2014 - 2:37 PM

If Anne Curtis Smith is the it girl of Philippine showbiz DD is the it stock of the Philippine Stock Exchange at least for now

Money issues hound Cayetanos in the Senate

Feb 02, 2013 - 3:47 PM

The father Renato was probed by the Senate ethics committee for allegedly profiting from stocks manipulation Son and daughter were called ungrateful for criticizing campaign funder Mike Arroyo

Jaime Laya resigns from board of troubled Calata

Dec 13, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Amid allegations of insider trading and manipulation of the share price of Calata Corp the agribusiness firm lost one of its board members

SEC to file criminal raps vs 10 people for share trade fraud

Nov 09, 2012 - 2:37 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission SEC is filing criminal complaints against more than 10 individuals that were involved in stock price manipulation