Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files bares lack of guiding definition for “fake news” to “fact check” Facebook!

Some shocking revelations came to light during a televised discussion about the recently-implemented “partnering” of social media giant Facebook with Rappler and Vera Files. Under this “partnership” Rappler and Vera Files will be “fact checking” what Filipinos share over Facebook which utterly dominates social media activity in the Philippines thanks to exclusive “free data” (unmetered […]

Rappler “fact checking” partnership with Facebook is turning into a FIASCO

No matter what they do, the Opposition led by the Liberal Party cannot wash the yellow stain off their Yellowtard brand. Despite many rallies organised and many “reminders” to “wear white” in those rallies, the Opposition will, in the eyes of the majority of Filipinos, remain as Yellow as day-old piss. Branding, after all, is […]

Facebook could now be effectively operating as a FOREIGN media operation in the Philippines!

Now that Facebook is in bed with Rappler and Vera Files an important question needs to be raised: Is Facebook now acting like a media operation in the Philippines? A foreign one? It is an important question to mull over because under Philippine law, media organisations are barred from being invested in by foreign entities. […]

Rappler turns Facebook into a mainstream news outlet by becoming its “fact checker”

Nowadays, very few people will argue against the reality that mainstream news media organisations are suffering a double-edged crisis of relevance and public trust. Newspapers, conventional broadcast news, and, now, even the websites of news organisations are no longer the go-to media outlets of the average information consumer. And with the utter domination of users’ […]

Big Sisters are Watching: Rappler and Vera Files set to become Facebook’s INFORMATION POLICE!

A “report” published on Rappler today announced that the world’s largest social media corporation, Facebook, has enlisted the services of Rappler and Vera Files to provide “fact checking” services in the Philippines. According to the “fact checking process” to be followed under this arrangement, Rappler and Vera Files will be reviewing “flagged” stories and will, […]

Cambridge Analytica parent company claims to have won the 2010 elections for Noynoy Aquino!

It seems Raissa Robles could have incorrectly interpreted the 2013 brochure statement of SCL (“parent company” of the now-infamous Cambridge Analytica) as referring to the Duterte campaign for the 2016 elections. That 2013 brochure (archived by Web.Archive.Org here) cites the Philippines as a case study of an election won on the back of services provided […]

Yellowtards exhibit crab mentality when they vilify Brillante Mendoza and his TV series “Amo”

The Philippine Opposition led by the Liberal Party (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) have gone way beyond feeding Western media with slanderous and downright misleading information about the Philippines. The Yellowtards are now resorting to lobbying — even bullying — a media organisation into withdrawing content they summarily deem “undesirable” in this most recent instance of their […]

Thinking Pinoy RJ Nieto Should Apologize for Unfairly Criticizing Andanar

Unlike most opinion writers and radio commentators who established their credibility as journalists first, Thinking Pinoy RJ Nieto seems to have leap-frogged and landed a spot as one of DWIZ Karambola’s radio commentators. Not that this signifies that Nieto possesses any remarkable talent or rare gift of intellect. Talent and intellectual prowess are self evident […]