The prevalence of fake news in the Philippines
10 February 2022 | 12:05 pm
Campaigning has kicked off for presidential elections in the Philippines in May. We take a look at how fake news has become a particularly prevalent phenomenon in the country since the election of Rodrigo Duterte. The president is banned from seeking re-election, but the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos is currently leading in the polls.
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