Philippines president declared Oxford University as “School for Stupid People”

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Oxford University and labeled it a ‘school for stupid people’ after the university published a study claiming he had paid for a cyber army to increase his popularity on social media.

The study, Troops, Trolls, and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation, looked at the strategies used by political parties and candidates in 28 different countries to spread their party messaging and inflate social media engagement numbers, The Telegraph reported.

It further stated that Rodrigo paid $200,000 in 2016, the year he was elected, for a social media campaign that used citizens and groups to promote and defend him online.

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