The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’
The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age
Facebook is also monitoring which users have a propensity to flag content published by others as problematic, and which publishers are considered trustworthy by users
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'Malansang isda' – hanggang ngayon, kino-quote ng mga guro ito para himukin ang mga bagets na magmahal sa wika tulad ng pagmamahal dito ni Rizal. Ang problema, hindi naman si Rizal ang may sabi nito.
Fake news propagators know that strong emotions lead to virality. Knowing this, WhatsApp advises, in an ad, that if you 'read something that makes you angry or afraid, ask whether it was shared to make you feel that way'
'Journalism's role as the 'gatekeeper' of what is and isn't news has always been controversial, of course. But we're now seeing just how bad things can get when that function breaks down,' says journalism professor John Huxford
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.
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Violeta, a mother of two, explains of her side job writing fake news for websites by saying, 'When one is hungry, one doesn't have the luxury to think about democratic progress'
The first partners in the program will be US-based Vox Media, Jovem Pan of Brazil and India Today
Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.
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'Ito po magagamit sa oposisyon. Kayo po nasa oposiyon, kami hindi. So 'yun po ang iniiwasan natin, lalong-lalo na walang depenisyon, magagamit sa panunupil,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
There are forces competing for our attention, pushing us to believe in thing or another. There is, in fact, a hidden war going on beneath the surface of our lives. It's a war between 'living within the truth' and 'living within the lies.'
The numbers from the Social Weather Stations surveys in March 2018 and December 2017 indicate that respondents' perceived seriousness of the fake news issue is directly related to the frequency of their use of the internet
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 1987 Constitution of the Philippines also prohibits the passing of any retroactive law
WATCH: 70th World News Media Congress 2018 – Opening ceremony and awarding of the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom
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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
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo launches a series of videos where she addresses every false claim being spread about her online
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?
Rappler will be livestreaming select sessions from Dakar, Senegal
Facebook could use its partnerships with news organizations and volunteers to train AI, continually tweaking the system to respond to propagandists’ changes in topics and tactics
While Duterte signed an EO on contractualization on Labor Day, labor groups who rallied at Mendiola say the order backed employers, not Filipino workers
Join us as we make sense of these stories and what they mean for the public: Boracay's 6-month closure, diplomatic crisis with Kuwait, corruption in the PNP-SAF, disinformation and propaganda in the Philippines
This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch
In this video for World Press Freedom Day 2018, campus journalists from different universities in Metro Manila share with Rappler their thoughts on the importance of campus journalism and press freedom
Philippine media groups ABS-CBN News, the CMFR, the NUJP, the PCIJ, Rappler, and the SunStar group launch an animated video that encourages people to read more, listen more, and consume news from diverse sources.
This worldwide campaign aims to bring together media groups from different countries and regions to support free and independent media
A blog post claiming that Kuwait has apologized to President Rodrigo Duterte over a diplomatic row
Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, a Danish man of Yemeni descent, admitted making and posting on YouTube a video accusing emergency services of responding slowly after a Palestinian Hamas member was gunned down in Kuala Lumpur
'I've held my peace before, trusting that truth will prevail. We can no longer let lies go unchallenged,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) However, other news outlets have also written about the Commission on Audit findings on the alleged overpaid consultants of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office
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Panelists at the #FactsMatterPH forum held in Laguna share their thoughts on how ordinary citizens can take part in preventing the spread of disinformation online
In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news
From a must-watch documentary on fake news to Albayalde's speech as incoming PNP chief to Cole Sprouse
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 all aspire for the truth and we are all benefited if people can agree on the facts and the truth. We don’t need fake news to identify real news.
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
Calling itself the People's Vote campaign, the push wants a referendum so that the public can decide whether they think the final Brexit agreement will leave Britain better or worse off
The 2018 Paz Latorena Memorial Lectures features veteran journalist Inday Espina-Varona and renowned cultural and literary critic Rolando Tolentino
Senator Grace Poe had denied in February 2018 allegations that she wants to block Facebook in the country but the issue is resurrected this April
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Akbayan Youth shares screenshots of some of the hate comments, which are calling for the student leaders to get raped or killed