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Jonathan Corpus Ong

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jonathan Corpus Ong is an associate professor in global digital media at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the journal “Television & New Media.” He is the founder of the British Council-funded Newton Tech4Dev Network (newtontechfordev.com) studying digital technologies in the Global South.

Articles by Jonathan Corpus Ong

Technology

Trolls for Sale in the World’s Social Media Capital

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Before the world learned of Cambridge Analytica and Russian trolls, there was Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign in the Philippines. Regarded as “patient zero” in our current era of disinformation, the Duterte campaign and the culture that made it possible provide valuable insight into the psychology of disinformation workers.