Jason Vincent A. Cabañes

Jason Vincent A. Cabañes

Visiting Fellow, Media, Technology and Society Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Dr Jason Vincent A. Cabañes is Visiting Fellow with the Media, Technology and Society Programme of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also Professor of Communication and Research Fellow at De La Salle University in the Philippines.

People shop at a public market in Manila, Philippines, 22 November 2022. (Lisa Marie David/Reuters)

Does stoking anti-Chinese sentiment yield political gain in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, digital disinformation campaigns have become central to electoral politics. Unfortunately, their use of vitriolic and socially divisive techniques has become increasingly normalised in the country’s politics, as these techniques are put into play even between national voting seasons.