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Cagayan de Oro Mayor Moreno slams 'fake news' on disqualification

May 11, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The Commission on Elections division handing the disqualification case against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno says the supposed resolution circulating online is 'fake'

Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Ilonggos appeal for expansion of fact-checking efforts to provinces

May 05, 2019 - 10:05 PM

At the #MoveIloilo: Social Good in the Digital Age forum, local groups discuss how to counter disinformation

DISCUSSION. Francis Allan Angelo, the Editor in Chief of the Daily Guardian, talks during a panel discussion of #MoveIloilo: Social Good in the Digital Age on April 29. Photo by Rachel Beatizula/Rappler

Guess: Will ex-Ombudsman Morales run for public office?

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:37 AM

It's a question that has been on many Filipinos' minds since the feisty Conchita Carpio Morales retired from government

FIGHTING CORRUPTION. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales delivers her speech at the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City campus on April 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Democracy is sick, truth the only antidote' – Morales

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Truth 'should be weaponized to the full extent of shaming' candidates linked to corruption, says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

FIGHTING DISINFORMATION. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales delivers her speech at the Disinformation and Democratic Decay forum at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City campus on April 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop David: 'Biggest lie' to say drug war is against drugs

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Bookmark this page to watch the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23

Austria NGO fights hate online, one conversation at a time

Apr 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Neustart, an organization in Austria, offers a 6-month program that aims to show participants how to 'express one's point of view without denigrating others'

Wioletta Ruehrer (R), a social worker of the organisation Neustart, talks to her client, an internet hater who is taking part in this program after she posted a racist comment on Facebook, in Vienna, Austria on March 19, 2019. - When it comes to the problem of online hate speech, the culprits behind the keyboards and smartphones can take some surprising forms -- just take 74-year-old Viennese retiree Ms H. Angered by an article she read on the internet a year ago, the outwardly unassuming former midwife reacted with a Facebook outburst in which she said all immigrants should be poisoned on arrival in Austria. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Sophie MAKRIS

Facebook to crack down on groups spreading misinformation

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The leading social network indicates it will be tougher on inappropriate content in groups, which may not be seen by the public but which can circulate hoaxes and promote abusive or violent actions


Digital news media innovate through fighting disinformation – study

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A study by Reuters and Oxford focuses on Rappler, the Daily Maverick in South Africa, and The Quint in India

Facebook wants 'more active' government regulation

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:41 AM

In the Philippines, Vice President Leni Robredo pushes for laws against the 'deliberate, organized, and large-scale distribution of fake news on social media'

RULES NEEDED. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says regulation needs to be updated for the internet. File photo by Luis Gene/AFP

Robredo: Regulate ‘organized' spread of false information online

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she 'firmly' stands by the right to free speech, but this must be distinguished from the 'deliberate, organized, and large-scale dissemination of false information'

AGAINST DISINFORMATION. Vice President Leni Robredo clarifies what exactly she wants to be regulated on social media to help stop disinformation online. Photo by OVP

Robredo wants social media regulated to stop disinformation

Mar 20, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Vice President says social media has become a tool to spread false information during the election season

STOPPING DISINFORMATION. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech at the University of Luzon in on March 20, 2019, when she said she wants social media to be regulated. Photo by OVP

Understand platforms, content to fight disinformation – experts

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:45 PM

#MoveDiliman, the fourth leg of MovePH’s series of forums, tackles the role of legislation in combating disinformation

Baguio journalists urge youth to help fight disinformation

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'In the battle for truth, truth is your only weapon,' says Kimberlie Quitasol, Editor-in-Chief of the 'Northern Dispatch'

AGAINST DISINFORMATION. Rappler reporter Ralf Rivas, along with Baguio journalists Kimberlie Quitasol, Diwa Donato, and Frank Cimatu are the panelists at #MoveBaguio: Social Good in the Digital Age forum on March 8, 2019 at Saint Louis University. Screenshot from Rappler video

‘Don't be a headline reader’: Cagayano journalists speak up against disinformation

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Seasoned and campus journalists discuss the importance of verifying and fact-checking during the #MoveCagayan forum at Cagayan State University

Newsbreak Chats: Disinformation, elections, and Rappler cyber libel case

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:32 PM

The Newsbreak team sits down on Thursday, February 28, to discuss disinformation, efforts to prevent it from spreading, and the Rappler cyber libel case

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: A revolution against disinformation

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The challenge now is no longer to gather huge crowds at plazas to frighten a dictator and his sycophants. It is to reclaim the online public space from the disinformation monster that President Duterte himself has unleashed.

How digital media and disinformation affect democracy

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:50 PM

News, analysis, and investigations to understand the role of media and information technologies in democracies

Who were targets of disinformation in 2018?

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Aquinos, the Catholic Church, and critics of Marcos and Martial Law, are the top targets of disinformation in the 133 claims that Rappler fact-checked in 2018

Facebook downs hundreds of accounts, groups linked to Indonesian syndicate

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Facebook takes down 207 Facebook Pages, 800 Facebook accounts, 546 Facebook Groups, and 208 Instagram accounts linked to the Saracen Group

Facebook takes down vast Iran-led manipulation campaign

Feb 01, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The pages are part of a campaign to promote Iranian interests in various countries by creating fake Facebook or Instagram identities as residents of those nations, according to Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook

Facebook has 'new tools' against EU election meddling

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The measures come after a nightmare year for Facebook, marked by a series of scandals over data protection and privacy and concerns that the leading social network had been manipulated by foreign interests for political purposes

Pope Francis warns against internet 'disinformation'

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:24 PM

'We need to recognize how social networks, on the one hand, help us to better connect, rediscover, and assist one another, but on the other, lend themselves to the manipulation of personal data,' says Pope Francis

WARNING. On World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis warns against 'disinformation' and 'targeted distortion of facts' on the internet. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

EXCLUSIVE: Russian disinformation system influences PH social media

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook takes down pages linked to the disinformation network

Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s 'billboard' | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Watch the midday wRap with Gelo Gonzales

[OPINION] What's the right thing to do? #DeleteFacebook

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Facebook will not change unless we change

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news – study

Jan 10, 2019 - 4:56 PM

'It is possible that an entire cohort of Americans, now in their 60s and beyond, lacks the level of digital media literacy necessary to reliably determine the trustworthiness of news encountered online,' the researchers suggest

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How Facebook is reconfiguring freedom of speech in situations of mass atrocity

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Lessons from Myanmar and the Philippines

WATCH: Don't let 'experts' online fool you: Here's how

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Rappler reviews the 2018 headlines of The Daily Sentry, a website known for publishing false or misleading claims, to see how disinformation can spread through the abuse of the label 'expert'

How individuals, groups came together to fight lies in 2018

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:10 PM

As online disinformation becomes widespread, media groups collaborate toward fighting disinformation, improving media literacy, and protecting press freedom

Warning from privacy commission: Don't share unverified info

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:32 PM

'If I were you, I wouldn't post the personal information of someone I wasn't sure about, under the flag of vigilante action,' says NPC official Francis Acero

What makes societies susceptible to disinformation?

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Disinformation is one of the key trends in media in 2018 – here's what could make a society more vulnerable to it than others

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

Social media platforms urged to be 'better gatekeepers'

Dec 09, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach

Facebook was warned of alleged Russian meddling back in 2014

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:47 AM

Internal Facebook emails show the company's engineers telling management in October 2014 that Russian IP addresses were accessing 3 billion data points a day

MIA. A demonstrator wearing a mask of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg poses outside Portcullis house in London to question the refusal of Zuckerberg to give evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee investigation into disinformation and €˜fake news€™ at the Houses of Parliament in London on November 27, 2018. AFP Photo/Gabriel Sainhas/UK Parliament


WATCH: How to fact-check reports during disasters

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM

How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true?

FALSE: PH news sites may be ‘victims of fake news from Facebook’

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:59 AM

While TechSabado admits in an update that Facebook confirmed the authenticity of reports about its takedown of spammy pages, it did not correct its headline which bears the false title

LIST: False news shared by PH-based pages taken down by Facebook

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The spam network that Facebook took down shared some false news reports that were fact-checked by Rappler

Trillanes amnesty, effects of inflation, Facebook crackdown in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Bea Cupin

LIVE: The Atlantic Council StratCom 2018

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The Atlantic Council hosts the Global Forum on Strategic Communications and Digital Disinformation on October 2-3, 2018, in Washington, DC

Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go

UNESCO teaches fact-checking in new handbook

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:08 PM

The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’

Facebook fact check partners can now flag misleading photos, videos

Sep 14, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Third-party fact checking organizations can now rate media that is directly uploaded to the platform

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

#MoveCDO participants vow to stop disinformation

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Check out the pledges of Northern Mindanao students after #MoveCDO

#MoveCDO attendees use truth and fact checking as the foundation for their pledge to join the fight against disinformation.

USC students pledge to fight disinformation, defend press freedom

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Attendees of the #MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age workshop pledge to hold the line

Take part in ‘#MoveCDO: Social good in the digital age’ forum

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now! If you're interested in joining the workshop, send a message to MovePH's Facebook or Twitter!

Join us at 'MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age' forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas takes on fake news

Jul 13, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reminds the public that they have the authority to run after individuals spreading manipulated images of Philippine banknotes

Fighting 'fake news' with the law

Jul 13, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Some countries are using legislation to fight the spread of 'fake news,' as critics warn of dangers to free speech and the media. Here's a look at the situation in a number of countries.