Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday accused groups supporting President Rodrigo Duterte of sharing fake news against her in revenge for her probe of the so-called “Davao Death Squad” when she was still chair of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). De Lima stressed that Duterte has a long-standing grudge against her ever since she chaired the CHR in 2008.
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The partnership of Facebook with two local media outlets for a third-party fact checking program would strengthen the fight against fake news, Senator Bam Aquino said on Saturday. Aquino said the move of the social media giant to partner with the media outlets would help prevent the spread of disinformation across social media.
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Malaysia’s parliament on Monday passed a law prohibiting fake news that critics fear will be abused to silence dissent ahead of a general election.
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Far-right agitators are increasingly becoming “reporters”, whose main target is other media.
San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez on Friday warned the public on false information spreading on social media about a child who was found dead with all its internal organs removed.
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ACTRESS-television personality Kris Aquino has criticized purveyors of fake news about her mother former President Corazon Aquino
The Duterte administration does not promote fake news and is even leading the fight against it, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — While Russian officials scoff at a United States indictment of 13 Russians in connection with their purported interference in America’s 2016 presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” thought that the criminal charges are well-founded.
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The Philippines has become a case study for the damage that disinformation can do to democratic societies, but after a year of living in fear of speaking up under the Duterte administration, Filipinos are fighting back openly and online, according to media experts and veteran journalists.Read more