Tag: Rappler

When Rappler Lied

When Rappler decided to tell lies about me Was that a sign that the press was free? Did they celebrate when the punished the words That contained false allegations most absurd? Did they realise they were endangering my life At the hands of gangsters with poisons, guns and knives? Did […]

With The Old Regime Collapsing – Now is The Time For The Philippines to Adopt a New Parliamentary Model

The moment that Rodrigo Roa Duterte won the 2016 Presidential election in The Philippines, it became clear that the Filipino people had collectively said “out with the old and in with the new”. Since then, the political leaders and corporate media supporters of the old regime have continually embarrassed themselves, […]

Ode to Rappler

In civilised societies People have the right to disagree And so it was in The Philippines When Rodrigo Duterte claimed his victory. But although his victory was fair and free The Yellows said “this just cannot be” Because a Liberal’s tolerance only applies To other Liberal girls and guys. But […]

Rodrigo Duterte’s Opponents Borrow a Page From The Playbook of Joseph Goebbels

In 1934, Germany’s chief propagandist Joseph Goebbels stated: “The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany during the war was to accuse Germany of what our enemies themselves were doing”. Ironically, Goebbels’s statement which was intended to expose the propaganda techniques of Germany’s enemies during the First World War, actually indicated […]

Philippine “Fact-Checkers”: Who’s Watching The Watchmen?

The Philippine government is concerned that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with two anti-government media outlets will lead to more suppression, smearing, and censorship of President Duterte’s policies on social media.   Philippine President Duterte has complained that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with Rappler IQ and VERA Files – two anti-government media outlets […]

Here’s How Duterte Supporters Can Stop Social Media Outlets from Partnering with Rappler and Vera Files

The millions of Filipinos who support President Duterte and use social media have spoken and they do not want Facebook to partner with the stridently anti-Duterte Rappler and Vera Files as a so called “fact checker” aka censor over the content that ordinary people create, share and discuss. This has already […]

Media Oligarchs Think Filipinos Are Too Stupid to Stand Up For Their Rights – The Oligarchs Must be Proved Wrong

As part of a programme to censor political views which goes against its corporate line, Facebook’s owners have decided to implement a so-called “fake checking” regime which will hide or delete posts that do not get certified as “accurate” by Facebook’s corporate partners in The Philippines. Before going any further, […]