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Arrests after India mob lynches man over WhatsApp child abduction rumor

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The men are arrested over the murder of 27-year-old Mohammad Azam, who was attacked along with two friends by a 2,000-strong mob in southern Karnataka state's Bidar district late Friday

VIRAL: San Pablo students dance in one-of-a-kind graduation rites

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Students in San Pablo City, Laguna, do a flash mob on their graduation day

WATCH: Designer Marc Jacobs proposes to boyfriend via flash mob

Apr 07, 2018 - 12:02 PM

And it happened at Chipotle, no less

HE SAID YES. Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco are engaged. Screenshot from

WATCH: Darren Espanto, UMD dance to 'Dying Inside' in flash mob

Feb 06, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Brothers Jim and James Salas and Marco McKinley of the Universal Motion Dancers show they still have the dance moves

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:26 PM

A second senior police officer who requested anonymity says many members of the police prosecution service and judiciary sympathized with the attackers and he did not expect any guilty verdicts

Indonesian man stabs kids, dies in hands of angry mob

Dec 13, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Hundreds of locals furious at news of the attack rush to the station where the attacker was in forcing their way past police and into the cell where the man was held

Newsbreak Reads: Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:56 PM

In Philippine cyberspace paid trolls sow disinformation fear and hatred Rappler takes a look at the black propaganda taking over social media

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In the Philippines, paid trolls, fallacious reasoning, leaps in logic, poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues

#AnimatED: Online mob creates social media wasteland

Mar 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

No one deserves to be bullied for asking questions in a public forum We condemn this behavior

The trouble with Filipino fanaticism

Oct 01, 2015 - 8:00 AM

When a large group acts in unison with only a few of its members being truly informed such movements are easy to manipulate and abuse

A day of revolution in Philippine theater

Jun 12, 2015 - 9:35 PM

The group staged the show to emphasize the relevance of theater and to revere Mabini and his important role in the Philippine Revolution that has freed us from the fetters of the colonizers

With lynchings on the rise, mob justice still rules in Indonesia

Mar 14, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Last month a group of people caught a motorcycle robber in action just outside Jakarta They burned him to death

Image from Shutterstock

Armed mobs and riots in Mindanao?

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:50 AM

The angry armed mob woken from their sleep and numbering close to a thousand by some accounts picked on the trapped policemen Who is to blame for such an armed angry mob?

UP students on Abad: We will never apologize

Sep 23, 2014 - 1:43 PM

The group of University of the Philippines students accused of harming Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says the secretary was not willing to engage them in dialogue

'HOOLIGANS.' Budget Secretary Florencio Abad meets an angry crowd of students who hurl paper and coins at him. Screengrab from YouTube video

UP Diliman investigates Abad mobbing incident

Sep 22, 2014 - 12:41 PM

University president Alfredo Pascual says the probe covers the possible involvement of people who are not affiliated with UP

UP professors condemn violence vs Abad

Sep 19, 2014 - 6:59 PM

This incident is not a victory but a blow to UP s honor say the UP professors who urged Secretary Abad s attackers to apologize to the budget chief and the university

ANGRY MOB. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad meets an angry crowd of students who hurl paper and coins at him. Screengrab from YouTube video

Aquino expresses disappointment over UP violence vs Abad

Sep 18, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says he was willing to speak to protesters but was attacked instead an incident he deems as very disappointing

ANGRY MOB. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad meets an angry crowd of students who hurl paper and coins at him. Screengrab from YouTube video

Freeze: A literal pause

Sep 03, 2013 - 12:11 PM

People say that in this fast paced age one needs to pause once in a while Well some people took it literally

ATTENTION SEEKERS? Head organizer Paul Agabin says the freeze mob stands for something bigger and not merely a way to seek attention. Photo by Mark Demayo/ Rappler

Lessons from the Boston bombing manhunt

Apr 23, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Boston s story reflects the emerging challenges that continually mirror shape and reshape trends online

Erap flash mob annoys, amuses

Apr 13, 2013 - 11:27 AM

About 300 students staged a flash mob dance in a busy intersection in Manila to support the candidacies of Former President Joseph Estrada and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno

ERAP FLASH MOB. 300 students from different schools and universities staged a “flash mob” dance near the Manila City Hall to support former President Joseph Estrada's bid for the mayoral post. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Psy dances with France in Paris flash mob

Nov 07, 2012 - 3:09 PM

The K Pop star dances with 20 000 French fans

VIRAL SUPERSTAR. Psy is out to conquer Europe after Asia, Australia and North America. Image from the Psy Facebook page by Picture Group (

Bullying and the Social Media Mob

Oct 08, 2012 - 5:24 AM

Power was always meant to be a force for good to protect the weak and make the world a better place So it needs to be restrained by responsibility guided by a spirit of service and tempered with compassion and common sense

Obama: Libya attack more than mob action

Sep 25, 2012 - 6:46 AM

US President Barack Obama says the attack on a consulate in Libya was more than a mob action

Time-bending opens Toronto fest

Sep 08, 2012 - 12:28 PM

The futuristic mob film brings together stars Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis

'LOOPER' IMAGE FROM THE movie's Facebook page