The Philippines’ press freedom ranking fell by two notches, placing 138th out of 180 countries ranked by Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said on Thursday.

In its 2021 World Press Freedom Index, RSF reported that the Philippines possesses “state troll armies [that] use the weapon of disinformation on social media,” like Russia, India and Vietnam.

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