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Group.png Rappler  
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FounderMaria Ressa
InterestsRodrigo Duterte
Sponsored byFacebook, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Google News Initiative, Internews, Media Development Investment Fund, National Endowment for Democracy, Omidyar Network
Filipino online news website and "fact checker" largely funded by CIA or other deep-state run foundations.

Rappler is a Filipino online news website and "fact checker". Largely funded by CIA-close foundations, it was built up as a cog in the Big Tech censorship program under the guise of combating "fake news" in the Philippines, while dedicating itself to ousting president Rodrigo Duterte[1]. The founder, Maria Ressa, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 to strengthen its prestige.

Own words

It was founded in 2012 by Maria Ressa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for her work, along with a group of fellow Filipino journalists as well as technopreneurs.

In 2016, Rappler began to be critical of the Rodrigo Duterte-led government of the Philippines, which had just taken office and its controversial war on drugs, after Rappler noticed a network of paid followers and dummy accounts on Facebook spreading fake news related to Duterte.[2]

On October 26, 2017, Rappler became a member of the Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). Facebook then picked Rappler in April 2018 to be its Philippine partners on its worldwide "fact-checking" program[3], thus become part of the online censorship apparatus.

In May 2017, The Intercept partnered with Rappler to publish a series of signals intelligence leaks that revealed the contents of a chummy phone conversation between PresidentDonald Trump and Duterte. How these leaks were obtained, possibly from NSA SIGINT, was left unexplained.[4][5]

User-tracking model

Rappler tracks news management through:

Using a patented user engagement model and a community mapping data analytics tool, Rappler tracks how stories and emotions move through its community. It starts with a mood meter on every story, an effort to capture non-rational reactions. Developed with psychologists and sociologists, the mood meter is based on research that shows up to 80% of how people make decisions in their lives is not about what they think but how they feel.
Every vote on the mood meter is aggregated by the mood navigator in the middle of the home page, a novel way of navigating a news site. It’s the simplest of Rappler’s crowdsourcing initiatives, which include a collaborative platform for disaster risk reduction and management.[6]



FacebookThe world's most popular social network, with over 1,000,000,000 users in 2014.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Google News InitiativeGoogle and the deep state buying domination over corporate media and creating tools to censor independent voices.
InternewsU.S. intelligence-linked organization to create and fund dependent journalists who report on the right things from the right angle.
Media Development Investment FundFund financing a large number of "independent" news and information businesses around the world. Connected to the Open Society Foundations and other usual suspects.
National Endowment for DemocracyThe "traditional intermediary of the CIA", promoting the US "national interest" by "soft power".
Omidyar Network"A philanthropic investment firm"


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