Why 2020 disinformation campaigns may be outsourced to the Philippines

Description

As reporters, propaganda experts, and government officials ponder where the next plot to manipulate an election using social media will emerge, one country on the map appears to be blinking red: the Philippines. If that comes as a surprise, consider that Filipinos spend on average 10 hours a day online, that almost everyone older than 13 uses social media, and that Facebook is accessible on smartphones without paying data charges.

The Philippines is a place where troll armies duke it out across the country and where an increasingly sophisticated web of public relations firms and social media contractors is emerging.

Subject

Soical Media; Political Sciencce; Governance

Period23 Aug 2019

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  • TitleWhy 2020 disinformation campaigns may be outsourced to the Philippines
    Media name/outletBulletin of the Atomic Scientists
    CountryUnited States
    Date23/08/19
    PersonsNicole Curato