Activists say the large followings of fake accounts pushing Philippine news underscores the extent of the country’s disinformation problem. Photo: Reuters
Activists say the large followings of fake accounts pushing Philippine news underscores the extent of the country’s disinformation problem. Photo: Reuters

Philippines: fake accounts shut down by Facebook promoted Duterte and China

  • The two most-followed fake accounts of the 155 removed by Facebook on Tuesday were focused on Philippine news, according to network analysis firm Graphika
  • The networks originated from individuals in China, while Facebook has also shut down another account with links to Philippine military and police

Activists say the large followings of fake accounts pushing Philippine news underscores the extent of the country’s disinformation problem. Photo: Reuters
Activists say the large followings of fake accounts pushing Philippine news underscores the extent of the country’s disinformation problem. Photo: Reuters
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