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
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

Topic |   The Philippines
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
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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