Yes, We Elected A Conspiracy Theorist President — And Now We’re Facing The Consequences

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:29:19 +0000

When Donald Trump was first running for president more than 4 years ago, the first article I wrote about his campaign for the presidency was, “Could The US Really Elect A Conspiracy Theorist?”

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Facebook Is Full Of Nonsense. That’s A Problem.

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:49:28 +0000

I routinely hear about crazy stuff that is making the rounds on Facebook. Through people not so tied into conventional news and not working in the news business, I have received numerous updates from people I know in the real world about things they heard or saw on Facebook. My typical reaction is something like “What?!?! And people are believing that?!?”

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NICA chief denies sharing fake news

Credit to Author: Dempsey Reyes| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 05:55:19 +0000

The chief of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) on Sunday denied sharing “fake news” posts on his Facebook account. In a three-page statement posted on his Facebook account, NICA Director General Alex Paul Monteagudo maintained that his posts were “inspiring, entertaining or informative.” Some of the Facebook posts he shared were from pages named […]

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24 charged for spreading Covid false news – PNP

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:20:08 +0000

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed charges against 24 individuals for sharing fake news about the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), its chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said on Friday. According to Gamboa, 20 incidents of fake news have been recorded since the start of the enhanced community quarantine last month. Five alleged suspects for […]

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Noveleta mayor, two others charged for Covid-19 fake news

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 05:55:19 +0000

A Cavite town mayor has been charged for allegedly spreading false information that a nearby city had its first case of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Philippine National Police reported. The PNP Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit (RACU) in Region IV-A (CALABARZON) acted on the complaint of the Local Government of Cavite City against Noveleta town mayor […]

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Palace: Quarantine extension, military control ‘all fake news’

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:00:07 +0000

Malacañang has belied information circulating online that there will be military control and an extension of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases spokesman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles assured the public that there […]

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PNP creates task force on fake news

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:36:02 +0000

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created a task force against fake news circulating online related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said on Wednesday. According to Brig. Gen. Banac, the aim of the PNP Task Force “Kontra Peke”  was not only to catch people spreading fake news online, but as well as hoarders and […]

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Bong Go on spreaders of Covid-19 fake news: Quarantine your mouth

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 03:00:48 +0000

SEN.  Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go appealed to the public to stop sharing fake news, particularly now that the country is trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “In this time of crisis, the best thing you can do to help is to quarantine your mouth!” Go said explaining that the false information […]

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Govt hunts fake news peddlers as PCOO pushes Covid-19 info

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:37:44 +0000

THE government does not see any problem moving forward with the repatriation and quarantine measures of overseas Filipino workers who were brought to the Philippines on Sunday from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19). It does, however, find fake news a challenge. During a press briefing recently, Interior and Local Government […]

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