Rappler Talk: Disinformation in the 2019 Philippine Midterm Elections

Political propaganda on social media is a given, especially during the elections. As digital media and online spaces become more and more indispensable in our day-to-day lives, they've become new bailiwicks for candidates and their campaign strategists to target.

After the 2016 elections, we've observed the rise of new online personalities who have made names for themselves as political commentators. Do they still dominate these spaces in 2019? Are their new players in the disinformation and propaganda architecture?

In this interview, Rappler talks to Jonathan Ong, one of the authors of Tracking Digital Disinformation in the 2019 Philippine Midterm Election about new disinformation tactics and strategies in the 2019 elections.

Click here to read more, or watch the video below.

Ong gave a talk at Columbia in April 2018 entitled “Disinformation Crisis and Southeast Asian Elections: Behind the Scenes of Fake News Production and Fact-Check Interventions.” To watch the talk, click here.

Politics, Video, Philippines, WLNYSEAN