A movement has already emerged which aims to counter the nefarious impact of disinformation. It reflects the clamor of the people to make elections and governance more transparent by ensuring that people can readily access accurate and credible information.
When disinformation is widely shared at a dizzying realtime speed by paid cyber mercenaries, can fact-checking stand a chance? There are short-term and long-term interventions that may require the enforcement of technical and regulatory mechanisms. For our part, we must not lose sight of the political solution because the roots of the information disorder are also linked to deeper structural infirmities in society.
…[t]he task of shaping the “new normal” should come from the actions of the people; it should be the outcome of our political organizing. We should claim the narrative of the “new normal” in order to reclaim our right to enjoy a better future.
The strength of Pink Rallies relies on the practical wisdom of its participants who maximize various internet platforms to build anticipation, exhibit the broad character of the event, and sustain the message of the political action for several days.
The CPP-NPA continues to thrive especially in the remote areas of the country because its politics of empowerment resonates not just with the oppressed but all those who wanted to build a new future founded on justice and equality.
Deliberate or not, the glaring error of some partisan critics of the Left is to polemicize with a distorted sense of history and improper reading of the local political landscape.
Mong Palatino’s reads in 2021 are a mix of history, culture, revolution, and technology.
Narito tayo sa libro. Bilang netizen na social media ang almusal, freelancer na litong araw-gabi ang pasok sa trabaho, botante, aktibista, artista, konsyumer prosumer, at tagaliklha ng luma at bagong impormasyon, mga humaharap at pinangingibabawan ang mga ‘digital kuyog’, mga indibidwal na naghahanap ng pag-ibig, kilig, at saysay sa buhay.
Myanmar’s experience offers relevant lessons for those who are monitoring the pro-democracy movements in Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
After more than half a century, the Philippine revolutionary struggle could already offer its experience in conducting a protracted resistance in this part of the world.
It validates the enduring legacy of our anti-colonial heroes who sought to unite the nation by waging a war for independence.