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LAPID FILES BILL FOR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTABILITY

Senator Lito Lapid believes it is high time that the Senate establishes a remedy against disinformation and build a system of responsibility and accountability across social media platforms. On this note, Lapid has filed a measure mandating all social media operators to require users to submit valid proof of identification prior to registration for their […]

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THERE’S A CAKE! YOU ARE INVITED TO THE PARTY

If someone invites you to a party and offers you a free cake, would you take it? Words can be stronger than weapons. A single word could either start or end a war. It could tarnish a country to fight against its neighbors. It could bring peace to a nation drowning in conflict. Words, when […]

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PANGILINAN: CHURCH MUST MAKE A STAND VS FAKE NEWS

Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan told members of the clergy in San Narciso, Zambales that the Church plays an important role in debunking disinformation and false narratives that are handed down as truth to people. “Nakakalungkot na ang iba nating mga kababayan ay hindi na nagkakaroon ng discernment of what is truth based on evidence […]

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GORDON WARNS AGAINST FAKE NEWS, CLICKBAITS

Senator Dick Gordon warned against the continued dissemination of fake news and fake clickbait headlines designed to muddle and deflect the national attention from the corruption issues plaguing the Duterte administration. Gordon made the call as he noted that he and other senators probing the alleged anomalous government procurement of medical supplies and equipment have […]

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Government

NBI TO PROBE ‘NO VAX, NO AYUDA’ FAKE NEWS – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the spread of fake news and misinformation that those who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shall not be given “ayuda” and/or benefits. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said news circulating regarding the distribution of ayuda at the […]

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PROBE FUNDS USED FOR TROLL FARMS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva joined calls for the Upper Chamber to investigate allegations of public funds financing “troll” farms which were reportedly established to sow misinformation in time for the coming elections in 2022. “Organized trolls are weapons of mass distraction. The seeds of falsehood they plant ripen into hate ready to be harvested by those […]

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BOOST MEDIA LITERACY AMONG LEARNERS – GATCHALIAN

A recent study on the behavior of internet users revealed that Gen Zs, or those born after 1996, are the most likely to share unverified news on social media platforms. For Senator Win Gatchalian, this finding should prompt efforts to boost information and media literacy among the country’s K to 12 learners. “28% of Gen […]

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Government

IATF DIRECTS TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP TO FINALIZE PARAMETERS ON LIFTING OR EXTENSION OF LUZON-WIDE QUARANTINE — NOGRALES

Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced that the IATF has directed a technical working group (TWG) headed by the Department of Health (DOH) to finalize the parameters that will guide recommendations on the lifting or extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in […]

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60-DAY LOCKDOWN, MILITARY TAKEOVER NOT TRUE — NOGRALES

Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles dismissed rumors that the government is planning to implement a 60-day extended lockdown, saying on Friday that this, as well as reports of a military takeover were “totally unfounded, baseless, and untrue.” “These rumors being spread via social media […]

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JAIL PEDDLERS OF FAKE NEWS – GATCHALIAN

A pandemic worse as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. This was how Senator Win Gatchalian described the persistent spread of online disinformation in the country amid a public health emergency. According to Gatchalian, both the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) should expedite their investigation to track down, sue, and lock […]