Rappler's latest stories on misinformation
As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 20,000 people causes markets to crash and sets scientists scrambling for a solution, rumors and false claims are fueling confusion and deepening the economic misery
The joint statement is issued late on Monday by Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Reddit along with Google-owned YouTube and Microsoft-owned LinkedIn.
The Singapore High Court dismisses the challenge, ruling that the Singapore Democratic Party's statements were 'false in the face of the statistical evidence against them'
'We have worked with Google to make sure people searching for information about coronavirus see WHO information at the top of their search results,' the World Health Organization says
The Singapore Democratic Party, one of a handful of small opposition groups in the city-state, asks the courts to overturn a government order for it to correct two Facebook posts and an article on its website
Singapore's communications ministry and law ministry insists the legislation, which came into force last month, would not curb free speech
Though its rules already ban any advertiser, from lying in ads, Google is making its policy more clear and adding examples of how that prohibits content such as doctored or manipulated images or video
Users will be warned if they are seeing false content on their feeds or sharing these to their Stories
Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms decide to allow politicians including President Donald Trump extra leeway to their rules, seeking to avoid stifling political debate and leaving 'newsworthy' content online
Malicious bots and trolls spread vaccine misinformation – now social media companies are fighting back
Platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are developing strategies to address anti-vaccine bots and to try to reduce their reach in the United States
New pop-ups will be shown to the user on both Facebook and Instagram when a user comes across vaccination content
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
As the technology advances, worries are growing about how deepfakes can be used for nefarious purposes by hackers or state actors
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'
False information is saturating the political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions
Researchers from Indiana University in the US and the National University of Defense Technology in China analyze 14 million messages spreading 400 thousand articles on Twitter during 10 months in 2016 and 2017
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 blog’s launch comes amid new research that claims interaction with false news sites have declined more than half since the 2016 US election
Facebook will also be banning misrepresentations of how to vote, and statements misrepresenting the facts on whether a vote will be counted in the upcoming elections
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
Thirty-nine YouTube channels, 13 Google Plus accounts, and 6 accounts on their blogging platform Blogger have been removed
(UPDATED) Facebook removes more than 650 pages, groups, and accounts identified as 'networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,' according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reminds the public that they have the authority to run after individuals spreading manipulated images of Philippine banknotes
'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.
The first partners in the program will be US-based Vox Media, Jovem Pan of Brazil and India Today
Just what is satire – and does one escape accountability for spreading false information by using this literary genre as excuse?
Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda
From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?
Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages
UP professor Clarissa David explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation on social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it
Director for Public Affairs Giovanna Fontanilla explains that the UST Alumni Association Inc. is a separate corporation from the university that has 'its own board of trustees and operates independently'
Facebook’s virtual coercive is one of division, competing realities and a lack of mutual acceptance. In Facebook’s virtual coercive, fiction is reality and lies can validate.
In the age of selfies, trolls, and bots, facts matter immensely to the Filipino netizen
'Don’t you guys have anything better to do? Mag move on nga kayo,' Mariel tweets
Microsoft and Twitter also agree to participate in the "Trust Project," with some 75 news organizations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency
A Google official reveals that 'there had been a very limited use' of their advertising by Russian interests during the 2016 US election
These are the types of news that PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson likes to share
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In many ways, pro-Duterte bloggers do the job of the PCOO especially when it comes to managing backlash against the administration and promoting government programs
We can never base our judgments and our prejudices on information that are not true says Vice President Leni Robredo
Facebook will roll out 4 main features to curb hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain
Senator Aquino also cautioned against the spread of fake news on a large scale at a forum organized by the Asia Society and INCITEGov
All of them may mean well but good intentions alone may not be enough What happens if the people who are trying to help also need help?
Netizens are split on whether satire should come with warning labels