Rappler's latest stories on fake news
The United States takes the lion's share of the blame for spreading fake news, followed by Russia and China, according to the annual Ipsos survey of more than 25,000 internet users in 25 countries
Social media, aside from being a communication tool, becomes a means to spread confusion and vitriol as the island struggles to come to terms with one of the worst terror attacks in its history
The legislation, approved by parliament last week, gives government ministers powers to order social media sites such as Facebook to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down
Tech firms, rights activists, and journalists say the new law could also be used to curb freedom of speech
The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies with major bases in the financial hub and journalists' organizations
Academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia sign a letter warning the proposed legislation 'may deter scholarship and set precedents harmful to global academia'
Rights groups warn Singapore's proposed fake news laws could be used to stifle online discussion, are too vague and may be used to target government critics
The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'
The proposed new powers may allow the government to order websites to publish corrections for what it considers to be false information and to offer users the option of going to a site showing what authorities deem is the truth
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs off on the legislation against the advice of human rights activists, who warned the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to crack down on freedom of speech
As the technology advances, worries are growing about how deepfakes can be used for nefarious purposes by hackers or state actors
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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
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Germany's respected news weekly Der Spiegel reveals that one of its award-winning reporters had for years falsified stories
False information is saturating the political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions
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
PRESS RELEASE: 'Seeking Katuwiran: Reading Philippine History in the Time of Fake News' will be held at Gateway Gallery on December 1
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The blog’s launch comes amid new research that claims interaction with false news sites have declined more than half since the 2016 US election
Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom
Majority of Filipinos think fake news is widespread on social media, according to PulseAsia's 2018 Survey on Social Media Use
The social media personality has misled her Facebook followers by sharing posts from websites that produce content with false context
Ang 11 nominadong salita ay naging laman ng mga balita at diskusyon, at bukambibig ng mga Filipino sa nakalipas na dalawang taon
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.