How misinformation derails free speech

Adrian Monck - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2022

Own nothing, be happy. You might have heard the phrase. It started life as a screenshot, culled from the internet by an anonymous antisemitic account on the image board 4chan. “Own nothing, be happy—The Jew World Order…

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu stands against cyberbullying

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/04/2022

CEBU, Philippines— Reigning Miss Universe queen Harnaaz Sandhu recently raised concern about body-shamer trolls. Miss Universe organization on April 2, 2022, uploaded a video where Sandhu answered the question, “After all of the cyberbullying, how do you…

Korina ‘tatapusin’ na ang mga bayarang trolls: Hiyain muna natin nang todo bago ipakulong

Ervin Santiago Bandera 01/19/2022

MGA bayarang trolls sa social media — handa na ba kayo?! Ibinandera na kasi ng veteran broadcast journalist na si Korina Sanchez ang gagawin niyang krusada para makulong ang lahat ng mga kumikita ng pera kapalit ng…

The defeat of the trolls

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2021

There’s been a dramatic and much welcomed turning of the tide in our country’s political cyberspace. The trolls are being trounced and they’re in a humiliating retreat. Trolls are people who hide under fictitious names online. They…

Robredo: Navigating Duterte’s hostility

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Leni Robredo is being cast as the antagonist to President Rodrigo Duterte’s role as the country’s last hope, a description made during the 2016 presidential campaign, by Duterte himself. This casting made by Duterte…

Robredo’s silence on 2022 plans not due to fear of trolls — spox

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A spokesperson for Vice President Leni Robredo said that her silence on her political plans for the 2022 elections should not be misconstrued that she is afraid that she would be swarmed by attacks…

Malevolent trolling leading to hate crimes

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 07/08/2021

There oughta be a law against malevolent troll armies or troll farms set up with the sole evil purpose of bashing, maligning, trashing, bullying, tarnishing reputations, spreading lies, and destroying the minds especially of the young, the…

Robredo says ‘trolls’ reflect leader’s behavior and leadership brand

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A public official’s behavior and brand of leadership will reflect on the type of followers he has. Vice President Leni Robredo said this as she continues to battle misinformation, lies, and the rampant attacks…

‘Trolls’ went straight to homes. Movie theaters are fuming.

04/29/2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The most controversial movie of the year is … “Trolls World Tour”? As innocuous as the rainbow-colored, music-blaring animated movie may seem, the digital release of the “Trolls” sequel has caused a storm…

Sawang Calero contingent highlights bedtime prayers in colorful presentation

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Wearing headdresses inspired by the characters of the animated movie Trolls, performers of Tribu Masaulogong Calerohanon highlighted the importance of teaching children the habit of praying at bedtime in their dance presentation during…

Is mainstream media ‘jealous’ of Mocha’s engagement rate?

Ryan Macasero 01/28/2017

Forget the fact that before Rodrigo Duterte was elected president, engagement rate was not even discussed outside of a very exclusive group of those who worked in the media industry. Yet, lately, it’s been a favorite topic…

TROLLS: Big-hearted sensory overload

11/11/2016

IT’S somewhat fitting that the new DreamWorks Animation feature “Trolls “ has come out after Halloween. The movie is a sugary sweet confection of sights and sounds that will surely leave a fair share of adults with…

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