The Philippines Was a Test of Facebook’s New Approach to Countering Disinformation. Things Got Worse.


One month before the recent midterm elections in the Philippines, a political Facebook page called PulitikaNgInaMo shared an article that said Chinese tourists were largely responsible for lawless behavior on the resort island of Boracay.

The page called the tourists “dog eaters,” and referred to Chinese people as “ching chong.”

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