Jover Laurio, a.k.a. @PinoyAkoBlog: Don’t be fooled by the victim card she now plays

So now a certain Maria Josephina Vergina “Jover” Laurio has come out and revealed herself as the person behind the Yellowtard blog Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB). This is after a series of exposés published by blogger RJ Nieto (a.k.a. “Thinking Pinoy”) on the inner workings behind a vast network of anti-government blogs and fake news […]

Florin Hilbay’s ‘information police’ proposal reveals just how ignorant a society the Philippines is

Despite the length of the Senate inquiry on “fake news” and the amount of noise it generated, there was very little real insight that came out other than the realisation that information is “out of control” in the Philippines and, as a result, “the truth is dead” in its society. Yet, whilst a lot of […]

To make #CocoyGate go away, just throw #SilentNoMore, #PinoyAko and Cocoy Dayao under the bus

Some perhaps would call Silent No More and Pinoy Ako “blogs”. But that’s really just using a very loose definition of the term. The writing style of these two sites make their trashy posts more akin to adolescent Twitter tweets unchained from the 140-character limit. They don’t really fit the criteria of well-structured work befitting […]

#CocoyGate: The Amazing Issues On-and-Off Switch used by Yellowtard ‘thought leaders’!

It is hardly surprising that the very same “fake news” that the Philippine Opposition had been screeching about over the last several months has suddenly become a non-issue. Selective “activism”, after all, is a Yellowtard expertise. Indeed, the list of “non-issues” kept by the Opposition (led by the Liberal Party, a.k.a. the “Yellowtards”) is growing. […]

Philippine mainstream media in all-out effort to bury #CocoyGate ‘fake news’ scandal!

Back in October 2016, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa wrote about how an army of trolls have “weaponized the Internet” and that she is the protagonist in a “propaganda war” waged by an enemy that is “chipping away at facts, using half-truths that fabricate an alternative reality by merging the power of bots and fake accounts […]

Here’s why it’s hard to feel sorry for ‘unmasked’ anonymous bloggers…

It’s a jungle out there, so goes the words of caution that we, our elders, and friends often throw out. Once we step outside our comfort zones, we soon realize – usually the hard way – that the world outside them is unforgiving, brutal, and not for the faint of heart. Whatever rules and conventions […]