Facebook flourishes in the Philippines killing the business of mainstream media that have lost their credibility due to information bias. Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler alerts Mark Zuckerberg saying that the online platform is used to manipulate public opinion. She cites Du30′ army of Facebook personalities and bloggers worldwide. Online practitioner, Sass, slams Ressa for being one-sided – sparing LP players in the world wide web. In the video, she shows how VP Leni Robredo strategizes in spreading fake news against Bongbong Marcos who questions her legitimacy.
Youtube video by; PagBabago Ng Pinas
Facebook as a Weapon
Ressa claims that Du30 turns Facebook into a weapon. In fact, online personalities who campaigned for him are brought inside the Malacañang Palace. From there they allegedly take down opponents. Then when she starts to probe the government’s use of social media, the force of Du30’s FB team turns against her, she said.
Ressa, rather than learn from her failure to build a credible news media entity that can excel in the free market of ideas, she, instead, appeals to Facebook to “moderate its greed” and urges its management to step up to “the new gatekeeper to information” role. This is after his organization suffers a steep decline in revenues.
Robredo’s Attacks on Bongbong Marcos
Sass shows in the video how Robredo detailed her instructions on how to counter-act Marcos’ publicities driven by actual coverage, reach and traffic of passionate supporters over social media. Despite all these, the multitude of his volunteers who are ready to defend him just can’t let the VP’s online warriors win.