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U.S. suspects Russian interference in South America protests – report

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:18 AM

The US State Department observes suspicious activity on Twitter during the period of the protests

Premeditated murder: The character assassination of Leila de Lima

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The embattled senator’s image turned from dignified to dishonorable in just 3 years. Here’s how social media had a hand in all of it.

Government offensive: Info operations attack media to manage SEA Games PR crisis

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:55 PM

From #Seagames2019fail to #Seagamesnotafailure – Rappler maps how the conversations on the SEA Games pan out on social media

MANAGING A CRISIS. Rappler looks at how the strong pro-Duterte network on social media jumped in to shift narratives on SEA Games.

Fact or fiction? Memes attack media's reporting on SEA Games 2019

Dec 01, 2019 - 2:45 PM

We set the record straight on posts saying the press is intentionally misleading the public on SEA Games issues

FACT CHECK: Malacañang’s spin on Robredo’s ‘failures’ as anti-drug czar

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The Palace accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of failing to present a new anti-drugs plan, failing to visit communities affected by illegal drugs, and 'baiting' international groups to probe the drug war. Do the claims hold water?

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo holds a press conference at the Sunset Business Hotel in Busan, South Korea on November 24, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Networked propaganda: False narratives from the Marcos arsenal

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Conclusion: For the Marcos comeback playbook, facts don't matter

Networked Propaganda: How the Marcoses are rewriting history

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Part 2: Messages posted on groups and pages monitored by Rappler's Sharktank typically also glorified the virtues of authoritarian rule

Networked propaganda: How the Marcoses are using social media to reclaim Malacañang

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Disinformation, coordinated amplification, use of an extensive network of anonymously-managed pages and groups are part of the Marcos comeback playbook

WATCH: What's wrong with clickbait headlines?

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Some misleading headlines can be funny and harmless, but they can also affect matters of public interest. Here's what you can do to keep them from spreading.

[PODCAST] Paano nilalabanan ang ‘fake news’

Oct 31, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Sino ang madalas na target ng disinformation sa Pilipinas?

Rappler Talk: Disinformation in the 2019 Philippine midterm elections

Aug 09, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Rappler's JC Gotinga talks to Jonathan Ong about how disinformation has evolved in the 2019 elections

Disinformation campaigns: Thirst traps and ‘hugot’ in 2019 Philippine elections

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:25 AM

A new study shows how online propaganda operations in the Philippines have developed new underground tactics

Lift ban on Dengvaxia, doctors' group urges DOH

Aug 01, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'The Philippines has the highest incidence and death rate from dengue this part of the world. Yet it is the only country in the world that has banned it,' says Doctors for Truth and Public Welfare

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] A call for a South China Sea truth movement

Jun 09, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The Philippines must harness the power of communications through the internet in protecting its sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea

Lente vows to be 'independent' despite Comelec partnership

May 12, 2019 - 9:54 PM

'We stepped in despite the two weeks notice because it has a vital purpose in our elections,' says Lente executive director Ona Caritos

MACHINE TESTING. Teachers serving as election inspectors conduct the final testing of vote-counting machines at Araullo High School in Manila on May 8, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

EXCLUSIVE: Russian disinformation system influences PH social media

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook takes down pages linked to the disinformation network

If someone hurt you this year, forgiving them may improve your health (as long as you're safe, too)

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Research shows forgiveness helps us feel better and may help us live longer. But forgiving others is only beneficial if the advantages exceed the potential costs.

IDEAL APOLOGY. Promising not to repeat hurtful actions makes an ideal apology. priscilla du preez unsplash, CC BY

Marawi City votes in special barangay, SK elections

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) Election watchdogs report irregularities and a few poll-related incidents in some areas in the conduct of the village and youth council polls

MARAWI POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel monitors the conduct of the special barangay and SK elections in Marawi City on September 22, 2018. Photo from Namfrel's Facebook page

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

[OPINION] Whoppers vs 'truth sandwiches'

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Avoid retelling the lies. That's how propaganda works on the brain: through repetition, even when part of that repetition is fact-checking.

TRUMP AND TRUTH SANDWICHES. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Cardinal Tagle calls for prayer, fasting vs 'crisis of truth'

May 17, 2018 - 7:36 PM

'We ask pardon for sins committed against truth and open ourselves to the action of the Spirit of Truth,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

CALL TO PRAYER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle issues a call to prayer and fasting against the 'crisis of truth.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Colombia truth commission to 'heal wounds' of war, president says

May 09, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The members include sociologists, journalists, doctors, economists, attorneys and clerics. The commission is headed by a Jesuit priest, Francisco de Roux, known for his human rights work.

TRUTH COMMISSION. Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon speaks during the 72nd High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 24, 2018. Photo byHector Retamal/AFP

Canada presses Pope Francis over apology to indigenous communities

May 02, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Lawmakers are seeking 'official papal apology for the role played by the Canadian Catholic Church in the development, operation and abuse of residential schools'

APOLOGY? In this file photo, Pope Francis delivers his message as he leads the holy mass to mark the world day of peace, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on January 1, 2018. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Jon Ray Fernandez's fascination: From aviation to art

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:47 PM

'Break the rules of symmetry and what is supposedly normal'

FROM AVIATION TO ART. Sometimes careers take unexpected turns, as in the case of Jon Ray Fernandez. All images by Jon Ray Fernandez

Ex-FBI chief Comey: Trump ran White House like a 'mob boss'

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Former FBI director James Comey also says in a new book that President Donald Trump lives in 'a cocoon of alternative reality' that he tried to pull others around him into

COMEY. In this file photo, then FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Christian groups troop to Senate vs landmark SOGIE bill

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

[OPINYON] Katotohanan ba ang habol ng ‘Doctors for Truth’ sa Dengvaxia scandal?

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Sa isyu ng Dengvaxia, nawalan ng tiwala ang mga magulang sa mga eksperto dahil inilagay ng mga eksperto sa panganib ang kanilang mga anak sa halip na pangalagaan at pahabain ang buhay ng mga ito

[OPINION] Circling the wagons: The 'Doctors for Truth' and the Dengvaxia scandal

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust

UST distances itself from Uson award, says it's from alumni association

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Director for Public Affairs Giovanna Fontanilla explains that the UST Alumni Association Inc. is a separate corporation from the university that has 'its own board of trustees and operates independently'

Vietnam's 10,000-strong 'cyber army' slammed by rights groups

Dec 29, 2017 - 3:59 PM

A top Vietnamese general this week reportedly said that the brigade dubbed 'Force 47' has been tasked with fighting 'wrongful views' spreading on the internet

Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws

FLERIDA RUTH ROMERO, 88. The retired Supreme Court Associate Justice served from 1991 to 1999. Photo from SET website.

Briones to teachers: Open new paths, but always stick to the truth

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:10 PM

'Ako, I'm willing to suffer for the truth, because that is what I was brought up in... We hope that teachers will tell the truth about what they're teaching and what their conditions are,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

'SUFFER FOR TRUTH.' Education Secretary Leonor Briones speaks during Rappler's public forum on Tuesday, November 29. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

‘Black propaganda’ under Duterte admin reduced trust in media

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:14 PM

'So makikita naman natin may effect din ‘yong pagkampanya against us,...sa pagsabi na presstitute ‘yang mga ‘yan, bayaran lahat sila. Hindi naman po totoo,' says CMFR chief Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

DEFENDING THE MEDIA. CMFR executive director Melinda Quintos-de Jesus discusses the propaganda to discredit Filipino journalists. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Social media users advised to be critical of trolls

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

‘You have to engage them and fight back,’ says veteran journalist Ed Lingao at Rappler’s ‘Truth, Trust, and Democracy’ forum

THE PANELISTS. From L to R: Lourd de Veyra, Tonyo Cruz, Leloy Claudio, Eg Lingao, and Caloy Conde during the Rappler forum on November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Freedom of speech ‘limits the power of government to lie’

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Veteran reporter Ed Lingao says about fake news online, ‘Everybody has the right to be wrong, but everybody has the responsibility to get it right’

FREEDOM. Blogger and columnist Tonyo Cruz laments the power of free speech in a democracy. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

'Craving for the truth': #FactsMatterPH tops local Twitter trends

Nov 28, 2017 - 6:21 PM

In the age of selfies, trolls, and bots, facts matter immensely to the Filipino netizen

Most instagrammable spots in ASEAN countries

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Here are some of the most instagrammable spots in the region that you might consider for your next trip

IN PHOTOS: G-Dragon's 'Act III: Motte' Manila concert

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Sandara Park makes an appearance in G-Dragon's concert

Teaching martial law period literature in the era of post-truth

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If there could be one lesson from anti-Marcos writings, it should be respect, and teachers should strive to put this lesson forward

Pinoy climate champions on global warming: ‘We can win this fight’

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Advocates and media climate champions talk about Al Gore s documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to power during its premiere screening in the Philippines

OPEN FORUM. (L-R) Different climate advocates Rodne Galicha of Climate Reality Philippines, Broadcast Journalist Atom Araullo, Greenpeace Philippines Executive Director Yeb Saño, Caritas Philippines Executive Secretary Fr. Edu Gariguez, Climate Reality Leader John Leonard Chan, and MovePH Editor Voltaire Tupaz. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

Big Bang's G-Dragon is coming to Manila

Jun 18, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Big Bang lead singer is coming to Manila as part of his Asian tour

Rappler Talk: Google's Richard Gingras on journalists' emerging challenges

May 03, 2017 - 4:33 PM

In a post truth world what s the future of news like?

Rappler Talk: Press Freedom Day in a post-truth world

May 02, 2017 - 7:00 AM

UNESCO s communications chief Frank La Rue talks about the value of press freedom at a time when populist leaders and their supporters are attacking the media

The shattering truth about lies

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:41 AM

[Science Solitaire] Lies are so much easier to accept since they just require that we be passive. Truths are harder because we have to seek them out and understand facts.

Aguirre: Commission should probe Aquino liability in Mamasapano

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The justice secretary says former president Aquino should submit his phone records to the commission that President Duterte will be creating

ULTIMATELY AQUINO'S FAULT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says former President Noynoy Aquino should have made sure that his orders to coordinate with the AFP were followed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Redefining the Liberal Party’s role

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:59 AM

Toward a clear path to the future the party and its leadership need to look back to its past writes Senator Francis Pangilinan

The year of getting things right

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:46 PM

2016 was the year of saying what we don’t like about each other 2017 must be the year of debating our vision for the future

Why Ruffa Gutierrez wrote 'Truth and Lies My Mother Told Me'

Dec 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Para ito sa lahat ng mga taong gustong umibig You can love at any age says Ruffa

Ruffa with the two covers of her book 'Truth and Lies My Mother Told Me.' Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Confronting demons: Tunisians abused during dictatorships to testify on live TV

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Victims of murder rape and torture under successive dictatorships will testify on live television as Tunisia tries to deal with decades of abuse

President of the Truth and Dignity Forum (IVD) Sihem Ben Sedrine gives a press conference in Tunis on November 14, 2016, to announce the start of the public hearing for the victims of Tunisia's 23-year long dictator Ben Ali. Fethi Belaid/AFP