Pauline Macaraeg joined Rappler in May 2019 as a fact checker, when she was first introduced to disinformation reporting. After debunking hundreds of dubious claims online, she then became a researcher on Rappler's Digital Forensics team, trying to make sense of online trends.
Macaraeg received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She has had experience both in print and online media since 2016.
Prior to joining Rappler, she worked as a data journalist for Forbes Philippines, Entrepreneur Philippines, and Esquire Philippines. In 2018, she received the eighth Statistical Media Award for Online from the Philippine Statistics Authority.