Rappler CEO Maria Ressa says she warned Facebook in 2016 that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was using paid followers and fake accounts to attack critics of his administration — including journalists like herself.
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In this scene from “The Facebook Dilemma,” Ressa describes how she traced disinformation spreading on Facebook to a network of 26 fake accounts and reported it. “We gave it a name: ‘patriotic trolling,’ online state-sponsored hate that is meant to silence, meant to intimidate,” she says.
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