How Duterte Used Facebook to Fuel the Philippine Drug War

Davey Alba

Buzzfeed News

  • 2019 |
  • WINNER |

The recent series of triumphant, demagogic political campaigns worldwide has drawn attention to a new phenomenon: how easy it is to manipulate public opinion and spread fake news in the age of social media. Davey Alba’s BuzzFeed News investigation of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s Facebook-fueled rise to power shows the Orwellian depths such campaigns can reach — and their deadly consequences.

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