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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Repost: Twitter Suspends Accounts Defending PH Government's Covid-19 Actions for Spamming

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Twitter suspended “hundreds of accounts” tweeting under hashtags defending the response of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s government to the coronavirus pandemic.

The accounts were found to be in violation of Twitter’s platform manipulation and spam policies, the social media site told The Washington Post in an email. Among the examples of behavior that Twitter says violate its rules on spam are posting duplicate content across multiple accounts, creating duplicate or multiple accounts, and sending large numbers of unsolicited replies or mentions.

Since the declaration of a lockdown, critics and supporters of the government have been battling online. Many of the users tweeting support had suspicious elements: bot-like numbers on Twitter handles, few followers and new accounts — some created as recently as this month.

On April 1, a video report by broadcasting giant ABS-CBN on arrests among the urban poor went viral. #OustDuterte became the top trending hashtag in the Philippines.

The next day, the hashtags #IStandWithThePresident and #YesToABSCBNShutdown trended. The network is facing issues regarding the renewal of its franchise, and celebrities under its entertainment circle also decried the government response.

By April 3, critics responded with #ICantStandThePresident. On April 4, troll-like accounts responded to #OustDuterte with #OursDuterte.

Since Duterte was elected president in 2016, online political support in the Philippines has been largely manufactured. Politicians, through public relations strategists, tap “trolls” to create multiple accounts to foster an illusion of support and sway public opinion.

“Trolls [and] supporters are mostly reactive to the organic display of criticism,” said Noemi Dado, a blogger and member of the Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation. “Duterte is supposed to have a high satisfaction rating … so the trolls must make it look like Duterte is loved.”

Similar activity was noted on Facebook, with accounts supportive of the president sharing posts copied word for word.

As of its March report on coordinated inauthentic behavior, the Philippines was not on the list of networks that Facebook took down.

49 comments:

  1. Ayan mga troll buking na modus nyo!

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    1. Bat di kaya yung mga anti government naman yung masuspend sa dami din ng spam

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    2. 12:50 talaga ba? Huling huli ang trolls ng admon. Puro newly created accounts with zero followers. Tapos nagpatrending ng hashtag para kontrahin ang organic tweets ng anti. Hindi nyo maloloko an twitter.

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    3. Nagbunga yung Report Button ng mga quarantined. Hehehe mga trolls me kalaban kayo mga walang magawa dun.

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    4. Next stop, maglinis ng trolls sa FB. Alisin na ang mga yan! For reals! We can do this!

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    5. Fake troll accounts confirmed

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    6. Hindi kayo malinis mga anti sus.

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    7. Legit naman kasi, if you click the proadmin hashtags and sort by latest, ang daming accounts created ng april 2020 with 0 followers.

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    8. Report button is key! Tuloy tulot lang ang pagpatrolya!

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    9. Sugod mga kapatid! Starve the trolls!!! Sa wakas di na nakaka badtrip magbasa ng comments sa twitter from trolls na wala naman saysay

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  2. Buti nga sa inyo! Sana sa FB din.

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    1. Report mo lang, classmate. False news, hate speech, ganyan. 10s lang ang kailangan from you pero at least may report record.

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    2. Same sentiments. Buti nga.
      Halatang trolls talaga eh, sabay sabay nagsipag-register para magpatrend.

      Pag icheck mo ung hashtag, same retweets or copy paste lang ang content. Spamming.
      Sorry na lang, quarantine period ngayon, may time ako to Report and Block.

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  3. They're not defending, wala naman sense mga sinasabi nila. They're simply trolls and fake accounts

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    1. And they have to be stopped! Evil triumphs when good people do nothing! Report, report, report lang, mga besh!

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    2. Akala nila uubra sila sa twitter dahil gawain nila yan sa FB

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    3. Mga bayad para gumawa ng ingay kung gaano kagaling o nakakaawa at overworking ang amo nila. Tanggalan ng account, goodbye pangkabuhayan package! #starveatrollmovement

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  4. Matagal nang obvious yung mga ganyang accounts.

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    1. At kailangan silang tanggalan ng pangkabuhayan! Matuto silang maghanap ng totoong online jobs!

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    2. Masyado na silang matagal na gumawa ng kalokohan at naglalat ng propaganda. Malas lang nila at yung mga kontra sa kanila, may oras para patulan sila. Ubusan ba ng data kamo? Game on!

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  5. See? Democracy is alive under President Digong. Mga amerikans ang treat sa freedom of speech and espresso ng mga pinoys. Time to stood up to oppressive darth invaders ng ating bansa and just heel as one versus sa covid veerus na pandemonic na ang coverage.

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    1. Dahil sa walang script hindi na malaman kung ano gusto sabihin ni 1240.

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    2. Hala sya. Ano dw? 12:40? Uhm bilang ECQ nmn ngayon uhm try to learn nmn something new. Uhm try nten basic english like grammar and spelling. :)

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    3. Democracy is alive pala, eh bakit may nbi kyemeroot ng mga critiko nya?

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    4. 1:47 HAHAHA TAMA. WALANG SCRIPT SI 12:40. DI RIN NAINTINDIHAN UN ARTICLE. HOY LAYAS. MGA NAGBABATUHAN NG KURO KURO DITO SA FP AY HINDI MAABOT NG IQ LEVEL NIYONG MGA TROLLS

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    5. High a a kite si 1240, wala akong nagets

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  6. Troll farm exposed hahaha although matagal na nating alam yan

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    1. 12:45 True. Pero nagbiglaang effort sila kaya masiado nahalata. At sa twitter pa talaga.

      Sa twitter normally, sabihin na nating 70% ang anti (or neutral pero willing to voice out), then 30% ang pro-admin. Nagpapalitan ng opinyon yang mga yan.
      Biglang April, nagdagsaan ang new accounts na pro-admin pero puro mura at retweets lang ginagawa??
      Sobrang may threatened kaya nagpalabas ng Trolls, hindi na inisip na mas mahigpit ang Twitter kesa FB.
      Ang tang@ lang.

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  7. Hahhahaha starve the Trolls

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  8. Hahhaa. Nadale din sa wakas. Ang nakakatuwa pa NALAMAN NG BUONG MUNDO NA NAG MMAINTAIN NG TROLL ARMY AT FAKE ACCOUNTS YUN _____

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  9. Yun pera ginagasta para sa trolls dapat napapakinabangan na ng mahihirap. Ginagamit lang pan lason sa utak

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  10. Magstay na lang kasi sila sa fb.Hindi sila pwede sa twitter. Daming bagong accounts at unverified tapos spam ng spam..

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    1. Strict sa ganyan twitter unlike sa fb.

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    1. Twitter monitors frivolous activities in their app.

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  12. Buti nga sa inyo.... Tapos ang rating daw ng tatay nila ang taas. Bwahahaha... Buking to the highest level...

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  13. Very good news ito yay! Sana sa fb din...

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  14. Yes to this!!!!

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  15. Kahit anong side ka, lets be mature and understanding. Lahat naman ng opinions valid eh, yung iba lang masyadong makapag salita parang walang pinag aralan.

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  16. Facebook next please

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  17. Good news! Glad reporting works!

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  18. PR team,mga virus ng lipunan!

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  19. Love the word used - MANIPULATION. So sad that you feel the need to manipulate tweets to defend dutz.. Kuddos to Twitter for putting a stop to the dds sheeps.

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  20. Nge eh after 3 seconds makaka-create new account uli yan

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    1. 10:53 LOL, eh di create lang ng create. Unless matuto silang magpost ng sariling opinyon at hindi puro pagmumura lang, madali rin lang sila makita at maireport.
      Halata sa twitter ang mga trolls na walang sustansiya sa utak.

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  21. I have a twitter account for 3 yrs, sumagot lang ako s post n hillbay then eto n nga nawala n ung account ko..

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    1. Diyan mo malalaman na mas madami talagang troll ang anti

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