Posts Tagged Fake News

NBI reiterates warning against purveyors of fake news

Robie de Guzman   •   April 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday reiterated its warning to prosecute those found spreading false information online relating to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). NBI...

PNP to arrest people behind fake news on coronavirus

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 12, 2020

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will investigate and arrest people involved in spreading fake news about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. This is based on the directive of the Department...

DILG tells PNP to identify, sue perpetrators of fake news on kidnappings online

Robie de Guzman   •   December 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to identify and file charges against those behind the online postings...

Authorities arrest student who posted fake abduction on social media

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 4, 2019

The Cebu Provincial Police has reported that they arrested 21-year-old student on Tuesday (December 3) for posting fake abductions by men in a white van on his social media. Cebu...

Claim that Build, Build, Build program is a failure: Fake news – Cayetano

Maris Federez   •   November 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano called out Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon for his statement that the implementation of the Build, Build, Build program was a “dismal...

DOLE: No mandatory repatriation order for OFWs in Hong Kong

FREEMA Gloria   •   October 21, 2019

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) clarified that it has not issued mandatory repatriation for Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong despite the ongoing civil unrest there. This clarification...

Singapore approves bill criminalizing “fake news”

Marje Pelayo   •   May 9, 2019

SINGAPORE – The island nation’s Parliament on Wednesday (May 8) has passed legislation to combat fake news. Legislators approved the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill with 72 ministers...

Robredo pushes for social media regulation vs disinformation

Robie de Guzman   •   March 21, 2019

Vice President Leni Robredo is calling on Congress to pass a law to strictly regulate the use of social media in the Philippines. During an interview with reporters in Dagupan...

Malacañang hits ‘scaremongers’ spreading fake news about Duterte’s health

Marje Pelayo   •   February 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration has no plans of suing those who spread fake news about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health. “Ordinaryo na iyan. We’re used to that anyway. So...

Facebook takes down hundreds of Indonesian accounts linked to fake news syndicate

UNTV News   •   February 4, 2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, pages and groups from its social network after discovering they were linked to an online group accused of spreading...


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