MANILA, Philippines – How do fact-checkers verify claims from the past?
Historical controversies continue to persist in the age of social media. In fact, the spread of disinformation on alleged “hidden facts” in Philippine history, the historic EDSA People Power Revolution, and even Martial Law are continue to be shared and debated online.
How do we deal with disinformation on social media being spread at lightning speed? What are the challenges that fact-checkers face in verifying historical claims at a time when resources or recorded facts from the past may be limited?
To answer these questions MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm will host a webinar on fact-checking historical claims in the digital age on Thursday, June 11, at 4 pm – the eve before the Philippine Independence Day.
Filipino historian and assistant professorial lecturer at De La Salle University-Manila Xiao Chua and Gemma Mendoza, Rappler’s head of research, content strategy and partnerships, will join the discussion.
The webinar is free but slots are limited. You may register here.