Rappler's latest stories on disinformation
(UPDATED) Facebook takes down pages linked to the disinformation network
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'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
Lessons from Myanmar and the Philippines
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'
As online disinformation becomes widespread, media groups collaborate toward fighting disinformation, improving media literacy, and protecting press freedom
'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
Disinformation is one of the key trends in media in 2018 – here's what could make a society more vulnerable to it than others
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
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
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
How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true?
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
The spam network that Facebook took down shared some false news reports that were fact-checked by Rappler
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The Atlantic Council hosts the Global Forum on Strategic Communications and Digital Disinformation on October 2-3, 2018, in Washington, DC
'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
The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’
Third-party fact checking organizations can now rate media that is directly uploaded to the platform
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
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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reminds the public that they have the authority to run after individuals spreading manipulated images of Philippine banknotes
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.
Journalists need to ramp up their coverage of disinformation actors, even outside of election periods. They can partner with others, including communities, in combating pollution of the information environment.
The interview takes up highlights of a report the Special Rapporteur submitted to the UN Human Rights Council where he proposes a human rights-based approach to regulating user-generated content online
While the app will enable users to get 'personalized' news, it will also include top stories for all readers, aiming to break the so-called filter bubble of information designed to reinforce people's biases
Uhuru Kenyatta’s supposed statement on Rodrigo Duterte was first posted by a pro-Duterte site on February 21. The summit, where the Kenyan president spoke, happened on February 23 yet. He didn’t mention the Philippine president.
Just what is satire – and does one escape accountability for spreading false information by using this literary genre as excuse?
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In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world
We accept this responsibility because we know you will be helping – and vetting – us every step of the way
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
'It's encouraging to see Facebook take a stronger stance on this issue and partner with agencies that are genuinely fighting fake news,' says Senator Bam Aquino
'Partnering with third-party fact-checking organizations is one of the ways we hope to better identify and reduce the reach of false news that people share on our platform,' says Clair Deevy, Facebook Director for Community Affairs for Asia Pacific
Noon, kontrolado pa ng opisyal o ahensiya kung paano lulunsad sa platform ang impormasyon. Ngayon, napakadaling sumingaw at magpasingaw. Isang naka-public na status, isang umaatikabong screenshot, hayun, viral.
(UPDATED) The UP forum explored how a culture of false information is propagated – from the way it is generated to the way it is spread and ultimately accepted by the public – and how to fight it
Researchers at Cambridge University have teamed up with a Dutch media collective to develop an English version of the game aimed at inoculating people against the spread of so-called fake news
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
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Representatives of the church and the academe mull solutions to the growing culture of hate and disinformation in the Philippines
'A journalist, by repeatedly reporting, accurately quoting Duterte's false claims, inadvertently becomes a peddler of fake news,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas also says at the Democracy and Disinformation Forum
Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013
From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?