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Coordinated inauthenticity

Filipinos have a love-hate relationship with social media giant Facebook. But we can’t seem to leave it anyway. What started out as a platform to share the mundane details of our everyday lives—the food we just ate, that vacation we took with the family, that present we received from the significant other, even the song that keeps playing in our head—evolved, over the years, into something we think we know and cannot do without......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 30th, 2020

CODE Team to visit La Union

SAN FERNANDO, Oct. 20 (PIA) -- Key officials of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 and the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (C.O.D.E.) Team will visit La Union on Oct. 22......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

DILG chides FB for unfair action

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has expressed its concern over social media giant Facebook’s unilateral act of taking down supposedly fake Philippine accounts that were allegedly linked to the military and police establishments for violating its policy against “coordinated inauthentic behavior”......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

PNP asks Facebook for list of fake accounts

The Philippine National Police has asked Facebook for a list of fake accounts supposedly managed by the PNP, which the social media giant took down for alleged coordinated activities to mislead the public......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Gov t should disclose state-backed ‘advocacy groups’ after Facebook takedown — rights group

Facebook last week announced that it took down networks of pages, accounts, and groups for "coordinated inauthentic behavior.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Palace: Facebook ban unlikely, Duterte just wants to talk

The social media platform drew the president's ire for taking down networks of pages, accounts, and groups for "coordinated inauthentic behavior." .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Duterte warns Facebook over pages taken down for coordinated inauthentic behavior

Last week, Facebook took down over a hundred accounts and pages with links to the Philippine military and police for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

FB move vs inauthentic online behavior justified

The coordinated, inauthentic behavior among Filipino account users can be considered a cybercrime and justifies their takedown by social network Facebook, a cybercrime law expert said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Police disown fake accounts on Facebook

The Philippine National Police on Thursday denied owning fake accounts taken down by Facebook due to “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Coordinated inauthentic behavior

Both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police have vehemently denied maintaining accounts engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Military to review troop accounts after Facebook purge

The Philippine military said Wednesday it will review the social media accounts of service members after Facebook took down a network linked to state security forces it accused of “coordinated inauthentic behavior”. Facebook said it had removed two networks — one traced to the Philippines and another to China’s Fujian province — for violating its […] The post Military to review troop accounts after Facebook purge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

PNP disavows accounts Facebook took down for coordinated inauthentic behavior

"As far as we are concerned, official Facebook pages of the PNP and those of our lower units remain compliant with standards and continue to serve its purpose along these objectives," the PNP said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

NTF pushes for One Hospital Command in NorMin

ILIGAN CITY, Sep. 5 (PIA) - The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 is pushing for the operation of the One Hospital Command in Northern Mindanao to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Military, MILF train for coordinated disaster response

The two-day joint simulation exercise was held at Camp Siongco in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, where the headquarters of the Army's 6th Infantry Division is located. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Airline, Go mount charity flights

Local boutique air carrier Skyjet Airlines has coordinated with Malacañang and the office of Sen. Bong Go to mount three charity rescue flights to help locally stranded individuals affected by quarantine and travel restrictions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

LeBron James group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day. The idea, which comes after Kentucky used large facilities in its June 23 primary, is to use large spaces that allow for in-person voting while still enforcing social distancing guidelines. It also underscores the attention on the mechanics of voting amid the pandemic, with the intensity already reflected in both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden warning that state and local officials have the power to “corrupt” the election. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called her “partnership” with the Pistons an “blueprint for other teams and leagues seeking to advance our common goal of protecting access to the vote for all.” Lloyd Pierce, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, said the arrangement in his city ensures “high turnout” in a safe environment. Benson, Pierce and David Fizdale, former New York Knicks head coach, will advise NBA franchises and arena management entities around the country on how to replicate the existing deals. The Milwaukee Bucks also confirmed they are willing to use their home arena as a voting site in the most populous city in the key battleground of Wisconsin. The coordinated push is a turnabout, of sorts, in the often-partisan jousting over voting procedures. Some Democrats panned Kentucky elections officials for limiting in-person June primary voting in the state’s two most populous counties to Louisville’s Exposition Center and the University of Kentucky football stadium in Lexington. Voting rights advocates argued in federal court that the plan, part of culling voting sites statewide amid coronavirus concerns, would harm minority voters. A federal judge rejected their claims, and voting proceeded without the melee that some advocates had forecast. Now, Benson, a Democrat, is pushing the arena model not as an example of potential voter suppression, but a way to fight it. “One of our greatest challenges in protecting voters’ access to democracy this November is identifying accessible locations where citizens can safely vote in person,” she said. Amid COVID, that could outweigh potential logistical difficulties of large sites. Lines for such venues can still be long — just as with normal polling locations — as was seen in Lexington at some points on primary day. Voters also could face traffic jams or public transit hiccups given the number of people involved. General elections also have considerably larger turnout than primaries. Nonetheless, there’s a growing bipartisan push for large-venue voting. NFL executive Scott Pioli last week presented the National Association of Secretaries of State a plan for widespread use of professional and college sports facilities. James’ group is officially nonpartisan. But the NBA star has been open about its emphasis on the Black community, where Trump faces intense opposition for his white identity politics. James has not endorsed Biden, but he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016. In Milwaukee, meanwhile, the Bucks owners, the Lasry family, are major Democratic Party donors. Bucks executive Alex Lasry helped lead the effort that landed the Democratic National Convention in the city.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Cavitex, PRA extend services to people thru corporate initiatives

BACOOR CITY, Cavite Jun 23 (PIA) -- The Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) and joint partner Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) coordinated its efforts to extend assistance to their count.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

DOH-7 vows to improve links with LGUs after Talisay data discrepancy

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said it will improve its links with the health offices in the towns and cities for a more coordinated reporting of their data on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. This is after the “discrepancy” in the case recovery rate of Talisay City, which […] The post DOH-7 vows to improve links with LGUs after Talisay data discrepancy appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Troops find arms cache in Lanao del Norte village

The military has coordinated with the police in the investigation and tracking of the possible owners of the confiscated guns and ammunition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

A weekend of scammers and terror (bill)

Facebook’s fake accounts, peaking on Sunday, felt different. It felt orchestrated, coordinated and timed to happen when criticism of government was raging across all socmed platforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2020

Rivero pledges help to fellow UP students arrested in Anti-Terror Bill protest

College basketball star Ricci Rivero was one of the first to respond to fellow University of the Philippines students arrested in Cebu during a peaceful protest against the controversial ‘Anti-Terror’ bill Friday. The Fighting Maroons guard coordinated with Nowhere To Go UP president Renan Dalisay and pledged financial support for the arrested UP students.   Ricci learned of the incident from another UP cager Jun Manzo and immediately offered to help. Elements of Cebu police nabbed at least seven protesters including two students while staging a demonstration against the controversial anti-terror bill inside the University of the Philippines-Cebu grounds. [Related story: 7 Anti-Terror Bill protesters held in Cebu] According to the police, the protesters violated the government’s ban on mass gathering under the general community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The protesters were pulled and dragged to police cars and were brought to Cebu City Police Office for detention.      Ricci’s teammate Kobe Paras has been very vocal on social media as he joined other student-athletes in voicing out against the newly-passed bill. The controversial bill is said to give powers to the government to do warrantless arrests and wiretapping of suspected terrorists   The Congress approved of the bill last Wednesday and is just awaiting the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte to be enacted as a law. Rivero is currently consulting with his lawyers to educate him further regarding the bill.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020