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Ressa blasts U.S. tech titans for 'virus of lies' in Nobel Prize speech

Filipino journalist calls May election in home country 'do or die moment'

MANILA -- Filipino journalist Maria Ressa called out U.S. social media companies that have "allowed a virus of lies" to spread in her Nobel Peace Prize speech Friday, sending a warning about misinformation threatening "election integrity."

Technology, with its "godlike power" has "allowed a virus of lies to infect each of us, pitting us against each other, bringing out our fears, anger and hate, and setting the stage for the rise of authoritarians and dictators around the world," Ressa said.

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