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Posts Tagged ‘Fake News’

US students focus on media literacy to learn how to differentiate real news from propaganda and hoaxes

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 | No Comments
At Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, 12th grade students comb through news articles and social media content over their laptops. Using a digital curriculum called Checkology developed by Bethesda-based...

Newly appointed PNP spokesperson vows to fight fake news

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The newly appointed spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) admits that the position he is now handling poses him a big challenge. But on his first...

No need to enact new laws to curb spread of “fake news” on social media – experts

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Legitimate media practitioners believe that the government needs to strictly implement the existing laws to address and to prevent the proliferation of false information online or what...

Cancellation of Rappler’s license to operate, a ‘heavy punishment’— media organizations

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to cancel Rappler’s license to operate is not a commensurate response and a heavy punishment for the online news agency....

CEO Zuckerberg sets 2018 goal: ‘fix’ Facebook

Posted on: January 5th, 2018 | No Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing, a...

PNP chief cautions OFWs against fake news on PH war on drugs

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa believes the problems in illegal drugs in the country should stop, hopefully under the current administration. Otherwise, the Philippines...

Law on fake news unlikely to be enacted – Senator Sotto

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Senate Majority Leader Senator Tito Sotto argued that in passing a proposal to enact a law on fake news, the rights of the journalist must be put...

Senate inquiry tackles promotion of information literacy and definition of fake news

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media on Wednesday began its inquiry on the proliferation of fake news on social media sites. This comes after...

Senator Trillanes files criminal and administrative complaints vs. PCOO Asec. Uson

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has charged Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux Justiniano Uson or popularly known as Mocha Uson  six counts of criminal...

Penalty against Facebook, urged in Senate over fake news

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines — Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a resolution that seeks to penalize social media platforms like Facebook. Senate Resolution 271 aims to address the social media companies’...