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Maria Ressa's Nobel Peace Prize is a win for the people

Facebook should take note of its most formidable challenger

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Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa, pictured in Taguig city on Oct. 9: Ressa and her team had been spending years informing voters about the misinformation campaigns orchestrated by Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters.    © AP

Nancy Snow is the co-editor of The Sage Handbook of Propaganda and the co-author of the 8th edition of Propaganda and Persuasion. She teaches media and international relations at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.

In March 2019, Maria Ressa and I sat in a conference room at the headquarters of Facebook. We were part of a small group of academics, journalists, foundation and tech representatives sponsored by the company to brainstorm a response to the rise of misinformation and fake news.

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