Don Kevin Hapal is Rappler’s Head of Data and Innovation. He started at Rappler as a digital communications specialist, then went on to lead Rappler’s Balikbayan section for overseas Filipinos. He was introduced to data journalism while writing and researching social media, disinformation, and propaganda. One of his investigative pieces led to one of the biggest network takedowns by Facebook, covering 220 pages, 73 accounts, and 29 Instagram accounts, with a combined following of 43 million users.
Kevin now leads a team of data analysts for Rappler, helping the organization and its partners craft data-driven brand and content strategies, marketing campaigns, as well as audience development playbooks.