Facebook removes fake accounts linked to military, police

BY RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Productions Fake social media accounts meant to mislead Filipinos and supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte are linked to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Facebook revealed. In an announcement Tuesday, September 22, Facebook Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said the company removed accounts… The post Facebook removes fake accounts linked to military, police appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatSep 23rd, 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 to disable 3 poser accounts linked to scam

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) -- Upon request of the Philippine National Police, Facebook has disabled three (3) poser accounts that illegally assumed the identity of PNP Chief, Police General Camil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Facebook under fire

It was unexpected to hear President Rodrigo Duterte, in his usual Monday night address, scold Facebook for taking down accounts said to be have been created by the Philippine police and military; it was unsurprising behavior, though, for a populist leader who expects things to go his way......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 1st, 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

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

Ferro: No PRO-7-affiliated accounts removed by FB

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top honcho of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas has assured that there are no accounts affiliated with PRO-7 that has been taken down by Facebook, which it considers as fake accounts. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, PRO-7 director, made this assurance following reports that Facebook had removed […] The post Ferro: No PRO-7-affiliated accounts removed by FB appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated 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

Philippines: Facebook Removes China-based Fake Accounts

Social media giant Facebook said it has taken down more than 150 fake accounts that originated in China over interfering in Philippine politics, including those that promote Beijing's interests in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Facebook removes over 150 fake accounts running from China

California [US], September 23 (ANI): Facebook on Tuesday said that it has shut down over 150 fake accounts that were being run from China, including accounts posting about November's US presidential e.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 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

Facebook: Russian disinformation campaign targeted Africa

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (UPDATED)  – Facebook said on Wednesday, October 30, it took down accounts linked to a Russian ally of President Vladimir Putin seeking to spread disinformation on the social network in eight African countries. The operations hiding behind fake identities were linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has been ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2019

PNP warns of bogus ‘Bato’ FB pages

The Philippine National Police (PNP) warned the public about the presence of 28 fake Facebook accounts bearing the name of Director General Roland "Bato" dela Rosa......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

PNP wants Bato’s fake FB accounts deactivated

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police yesterday warned the creators of 28 Facebook accounts using the name of PNP chief Director General Ronal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Cooperation, not competition

SPEAKING OUT Ignacio R. Bunye The Ayala Group is widely recognized in the Philippines and in Asia as a pioneer in ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) with its formal adoption of the Ayala Sustainability Framework. In a recent webcast conversation with ATR Asset Management’s Julian Tarrobago, Jr., Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (JAZA), Chairman and CEO of Ayala, explained the genesis of this corporate philosophy. In a nutshell, this is about using the economic engine and for-profit discipline of enterprises to address social issues – not as a philanthropy but as an integral part of doing business. This is a new philosophy designed to foster an environment where there is inclusive growth. This is achieved by engaging disenfranchised sectors and going beyond just the financials. This is reflected in how Ayala purposively evolved over the years and how it has operated during the crisis. This explains how and why Ayala Land continues to make urban centers more livable and more friendly, why Ayala Land projects aim to become carbon-neutral a few years down the road, why AC Energy continues to improve its mix of energy sources, consistently increasing reliance on renewables, why Ayala has ventured into health and into education, and why BPI has dramatically upsized its microfinance. This explains why during the crisis, Ayala’s first concern was to ensure both the physical and financial well-being of its stakeholders. This includes Ayala’s employees and those of the various eco-systems (read that as 250,000 SMEs) which support Ayala. This meant P10 billion, to date, of foregone revenue, to help in their recovery and fostering sustainable growth beyond the crisis. Finally, JAZA explains why “this is a time for us to learn to cooperate rather than be at odds with each other. Our modern capitalist system is massively integrated in a way that it wasn’t in the past. And because we have an integrated system, we are tied to each other in ways that we either all succeed together, or not. If one component of that system is allowed to fail, then you start to break up what makes modern capitalism so strong. The supply chain, the integration, the way we work off each other, each person providing their own component of the system. If we don’t help each other, particularly in the public-private sector to reenergize and restart that great engine, then we will fail. Perhaps, this is a period in time where cooperation is being demanded more from all of us both in the private sector alone and in the private-public interaction, to see how we can all work together to address the many pain points that we will face as a nation if we are to get out of this pandemic.” Change your passwords often Even prior to the pandemic, incidents of unauthorized ATM withdrawals by third parties have been reported on the rise. It is perhaps opportune to issue this reminder. Essentially, it is about keeping our User IDs and passwords safe. One normally reads this reminder on our bank’s website. This is what the bank usually tells us. The bank will never ask you to provide your User IDs or Passwords through e-mail or SMS so don’t fall for unsolicited messages that your account has been temporarily disconnected and that you have to change your password. Never click on links from suspicious e-mails and SMS. Hackers can gain access to your account, plant malware, and steal your identity. Monitor your accounts regularly and immediately report any discrepancies. If I may just add, don’t ask anybody to withdraw money from the ATM for you. For added protection, you may want to use Code Red, an RFID and NFC Anti-Scanning Card. It is a smart card that provides protection from identity theft by manipulating the radio signals using E-field technology. Simply put it inside your wallet and it will make your personal data invisible to electronic thieves and hackers. (Thanks BPI EVP Mon Jocson for this last tip.) Note: You may wish to share the foregoing article via Facebook, Twitter and/or Linked-In......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Facebook disables ‘poser’ accounts using Cascolan’s name

Social networking giant Facebook has disabled three “poser” accounts illegally using the identity of Philippine National Police chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan to scam people online, the PNP reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Facebook disables three accounts posing as PNP chief

“These fake accounts have been active in social networks enticing Facebook users to donate funds purportedly to purchase computer tablets for students in urban poor communities for online classes," Pepino said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Facebook, Instagram ban QAnon conspiracy-linked accounts

Facebook on Tuesday announced a ban on all accounts linked to the QAnon conspiracy group, as the social network tries to clamp down on misinformation ahead of the heated US presidential election......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Bato wants inquiry on FB ‘censorship’

Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is seeking a Senate investigation into the takedown of more than 200 accounts belonging to two networks, some of which were linked to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Policeby social media giant Facebook......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

The social basis of Filipino conservatism

  By JUSTIN UMALI In the wake of Facebook’s recent shutdown of state-sponsored fake pages and accounts, it’s easy to overlook that there are other aspects aside from state fascism. Since Duterte signed Executive Order 70 in December 2018, the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has busied itself… The post The social basis of Filipino conservatism appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Army: Social media a tool for the military but soldiers must follow guidelines

While it is up to active personnel on how they will use Facebook and other social media accounts, they must comply with the Army’s social media guidelines, the Army spokesperson said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020