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Trolls, 'the Devil', and Death

An investigation into how the Philippines' war on drugs is being fought on and offline.

President Rodrigo Duterte was elected to power in the Philippines promising to tackle crime and to feed the corpses of drug dealers to the fish. In the months since he took office almost 5,000 people are believed to have been killed by police and vigilantes.

The BBC Trending team investigates how Duterte's 'war on drugs' is playing out in real life, and how a sophisticated social media strategy is ensuring support for the controversial policy.

Produced by Kate Lamble
Presented by Megha Mohan

(Photo: Police officer patrols a neighbourhood in the Philippines. His gun bears a badge with the words 'Duterte Iron Fist')

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