Philippines president uses a “social media army” for propaganda

President Rodrigo Duterte…. allegedly deployed a sort of “social media army” to not only push out pro-Duterte propaganda but to keep his critics in check.

Source: The Filipino president has deployed a ‘social media army’ to push his agenda | Public Radio International

And it works well, in part, because for financial reasons, everyone reads only the inflammatory headlines and never clicks through to read the story behind the headline. Why? Because most have free Facebook on their mobile phones – but must pay for data for non-Facebook content.

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