De Lima says fake news vs her being shared by pro-Duterte groups

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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Bam Aquino: Facebook’s fact-checking program will boost fight vs fake news

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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Public warned on fake news about dead child sans internal organs

Public warned on fake news about dead child sans internal organs

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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Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

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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Filipinos fight back vs fake news

Filipinos fight back vs fake news

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.

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