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Rappler as fact-checker for Facebook is a sick joke

The Economist in its April 5 issue carried an article that said Asian countries have launched phony assaults on fake news and are finding mixed results. The article reported among others the following: In Malaysia, the Lower House of Parliament passed on April 2nd a law, which decrees that those who publish or spread “any [...] The post Rappler as fact-checker for Facebook is a sick joke appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 16th, 2018

Fact checker catches anti-Duterte page sharing fake info on Palace meeting

Despite some facing questions over its impartiality after being tapped earlier this year as social media fact-checkers, news organization VERA Files has caught an anti-administration Facebook page reporting false information about a Malacañang meeting last month. Fighting fake news VERA Files has recently released a report on a May 29, 2018 Facebook post by Silent […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Why fact check-and why Rappler and VERA Files

By Luis V. TeodoroTHE DESIGNATION by the social media giant Facebook of and as fact- checkers of its news feeds was in recognition of the well-established truth that false information, or as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Why fact check-and why Rappler and VERA Files

By Luis V. TeodoroTHE DESIGNATION by the social media giant Facebook of and as fact- checkers of its news feeds was in recognition of the well-established truth that false information, or as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

The first step in fact-checking the Philippines’ Facebook posts

Facebook's choice fact-checker in the Philippines has a big task ahead. And the first order of the day is to define what seems to be undefinable......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Yes to FB fact-checkers, no to Rappler – Palace

Yes to fact-checking. No to Rappler and Vera Files for the task. Malacaang is backing the move by Facebook (FB) to hire fact-checkers to spot fake news that have been circulating on the social media platform, but it's questioning its decision to tap the news sites Rappler and Vera Files for the task. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said hiring parties to check the veracity of what was shared online was the way to deal with the problem, not legislation. But there should be an impartial arbiter of the truth, Roque said. He said he felt for those objecting to the designation of Rappler and Vera Files as the ones to police the truth, noting that the news sites have been...Keep on reading: Yes to FB fact-checkers, no to Rappler – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Fake news blogs as fact checkers?

It wasn’t too long ago when Rappler CEO Maria Ressa blamed Facebook for the political turmoil in the Philippines due to purportedly fake news......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Palace hits Facebook choice of fact checkers

As Facebook began shutting down sites that purvey fake news in the Philippines, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. yesterday slammed the move of the social media giant to tap Rappler and VERA Files as “fact checkers,” saying the two entities are also engaged in partisanship......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Nationwide Round-Up

Palace questions choice of Facebook fact-checking partners MALACAÑANG ON Monday, April 16, raised the possibility that pro-administration Facebook users may shift to another platform following the social network’s decision to enter into a fact-checking partnership with Rappler.com and Vera Files. “My advice is for the Facebook users to make their wishes known to Facebook and, […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Malacañang on PES official, PCOO on Facebook fact-checking, Comey on Trump | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says the Philippines merely exercised its sovereign right when it barred a European political party official from entering the country.  The Presidential Communications Operations Office expresses its opposition to Facebook's tie-up with Rappler and Vera Files for fact-checking news.  Former and current members of the police's Special Action Force file charges before the Ombudsman against its former ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Palace opposes Facebook partnership with ‘partisan’ Rappler, Vera Files

MALACANANG on Monday expressed opposition to Facebook’s move to tap online news outlets Rappler and Vera Files for its third-party fact checking program aimed at reducing fake news on the social media platform. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said he sympathized with those who objected to Facebook’s partnership with Rappler and Vera Files, [...] The post Palace opposes Facebook partnership with ‘partisan’ Rappler, Vera Files appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Palace questions Facebook s choice of Rappler, Vera Files as fact-checkers

While it lauded Facebook’s fact-checking initiative to weed out misleading content and false information, Malacañang raised questions on the fairness of the media outlets tapped as fact-checkers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Duterte supporters threaten to leave Facebook for Russia s VK

MANILA, Philippines — Upset over Facebook's third-party fact-checking partnership with Rappler and Vera Files, leading supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte have urged their followers to abandon Facebook. Entertainer Jimmy Bondoc, assistant vice president for entertainment of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, called on his followers to delete Facebook. His call on Friday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Senator lauds Facebook fact-check partnership with Rappler, Vera Files

MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine senator on Saturday, April 14, lauded Facebook for partenering with Rappler and Vera Files for a local third party fact-checking program, saying it showed the social media giant's effort to stemp the proliferation of false news. “We’re glad Facebook has decided to enter into a local ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Zuckerberg on Facebook, Duterte and Xi on West Philipines Sea, Trump on Russia | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg concedes the regulation of social media companies is 'inevitable.'  Facebook announces its partnership with Rappler and Vera Files for a third-party fact-checking program in the Philippines.  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping give the 'go signal' for their countries to craft a framework for joint exploration in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte on dynasty and dark skin, shrinking fish in the market, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte talks about being 'forced' into a political dynasty and his aversion towards sunscreen.  Philippine fish now more expensive, smaller – survey. Several Facebook investors back proposal to oust Zuckerberg as chairman. {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

FDA chief ambush, Binay vs Binay, Facebook | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: The convoy of Food and Drug Administration Director General Nela Charade Puno is ambushed in Lupi town in Camarines Sur Thursday, October 18. Senator Nancy Binay takes a leave of absence from the United Nationalist Alliance or UNA, following the ongoing feud between siblings Junjun and Abby Binay over the Makati mayoralty race. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News15 hr. 8 min. ago

Comelec updates, less time on Facebook, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: More updates from the 4th day of filing of certificates of candidacy at the Commission on Elections. Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada file candidacies for senator. Average time people spend on Facebook declining - study. U.S. judge tosses out Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump. Harry and pregnant Meghan get baby gifts, meet koalas Down Under {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Warriors dominance in the West shows no sign of relenting

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com We have reached the point in this Golden State Warriors’ chokehold on the Western Conference where it turns spooky: The last team out West to deny the Warriors (technically) no longer exists. Yes, the LA Clippers are still right where they’ve always been. But all other traces of May 3, 2014, when they beat the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, have turned to dust. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, JJ Redick, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford -- they’re all gone. Usually, it’s the loser who feels the cold repercussions and fallout of a first-round defeat in the playoffs. But what’s often lost as the Warriors run the table in the West is how they’ve shattered so many teams, schemes and dreams along the way. In hindsight, four years ago was not the beginning of “Lob City” and the Clippers. It was the beginning of their end. The wreckage left behind by the Warriors over the ensuing 53 months underlines the undeniable truth: They’ve taken ownership of their very own West Side Story. They had a record-setting 73-win regular season. They’ve won 12 straight West payoff series (and 15 of 16 playoff series overall). Only twice – the West finals in 2016 and '18 -- did they endure the indignity of needing to survive Game 7 in the West playoffs. In short, this dynasty shows no signs of dying this season. If anything, the argument can be made -- even before it’s proven as fact -- that the 2018-19 Warriors are their most talented team yet. All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson welcomed a fifth, DeMarcus Cousins, to their mix this summer. That is not typical in the NBA, folks. “This," Durant said, "is going to be an exciting season. Fun.” The Warriors’ five All-Stars (two of whom are former Kia MVPs) are still in their prime. And given that Andre Iguodala tends to transform from a fossil to an X-factor when spring arrives, perhaps only injury or another uncontrollable circumstance will keep the Warriors from making it an NBA-record five straight Western Conference crowns. “In terms of encouraging each other, being in tune with some of the things that might be thrown at you, whether it's injuries, whether it's a couple of slumps on the court, whatever the case is, we adapt really well and we don't stay down for too long,” Curry said. The Rockets, who won 65 games a season ago, are perhaps the most realistic challenger to the Warriors out West. But it's quite possible that Houston is weaker than it was in 2017-18. To understand how high the Warriors are sitting on the throne, you must survey what they’ve left behind. Just look at how the biggest threats in the West have either hit dead ends or maxed themselves out trying to chase the Warriors since 2014. Memphis Grizzlies: At one point, they were considered the toughest matchup for the Warriors because they were polar opposite in style. Half-court and methodical, the Grizzlies took a switchblade to the basketball, slowing the tempo. And they exploited Golden State’s lone weaknesses: Interior size and overall strength. They physically beat up the Warriors in the paint (Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol) and on the perimeter (Tony Allen). Additionally, Mike Conley was at times a handful at point guard at a time when Curry was winning MVP awards. But health and age wore the Grizzlies down and eventually forced them into a current reinvention that likely won’t reap benefits until after the Warriors are finished. Oklahoma City Thunder: As one of only two West teams (Houston being the other) to force the Warriors into a seventh game, OKC was prime for a takeover in 2016. That season, OKC eliminated a 67-win San Antonio Spurs team in the West semfinals. Durant and Russell Westbrook were healthy, humming and helping the Thunder to a 3-1 lead in the West finals. That, however, was their apex, and the costly collapse was heightened by the “Klay Game” (41 points in Game 6). Imagine, if not for a fateful turn of events -- Klay’s 3-point rampage, KD’s second-half Game 7 vapor and the Warriors losing the 2016 Finals to Cleveland -- maybe Durant sticks around in OKC. At any rate, the post-2016 West finals reconstruction being done by the Thunder (Exhibit A: The short-lived Carmelo Anthony experience) is falling short so far. Portland Trail Blazers: They were never seriously considered a thorn to the Warriors, and still aren’t. It’s just that they played themselves. They were fooled by the events in 2016, when they beat the injury-hampered Clippers in the first round. They were then somewhat competitive against the Warriors in the West semifinals (winning one game by 12, losing another in OT and the elimination game by just four). Flushed with false hope, that summer the Blazers handed out rich extensions to rotational players and, unfortunately, locked themselves into a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since. San Antonio Spurs: Like the Grizzlies, the Spurs caused trouble for the Warriors because of their disciplined style that put the brakes on the pace. San Antonio ruled the West just prior to the Warriors’ run and the proud franchise wasn’t willing to relinquish its hold so easily, causing the Warriors to shiver by winning the regular season matchup from 2014-16. Still, like Memphis, the Spurs turned gray almost overnight. Tim Duncan retired, Tony Parker lost some zip and then, of course, came the sneaky Zaza Pachulia foot plant that KO’d Kawhi Leonard in the first game of their 2017 series. It hasn’t been the same for the Spurs, who shipped off the disgruntled Leonard this summer. Houston Rockets: While the Warriors were able to build around Curry to create a dynasty, the Rockets are in their third attempt to do likewise with James Harden. The Dwight Howard experiment was an exploding cigar, and then the strategy of turning Harden into a point guard failed to draw blood. Chris Paul arrived last season and the best record in the West followed, but Paul has always limped at the wrong time. True to form, his body failed him in the conference finals, just when the Rockets were up 3-2 on the Warriors and primed to issue a stunning statement. The conference-wide process of teams searching for the formula to bring an end to this “Golden” era has taken on an interesting twist. Except for the Rockets, who shuffled their deck slightly this summer, other West contenders are on a semi-defeatist two-year plan. As in: We’re not ready now, but look out in a coupla years! LeBron James joined the Lakers this summer, but it’s hard to take them seriously when LeBron himself says his new team isn’t breathing the same air as the defending champs. His supporting cast is a mix of pups with no playoff experience and vets who’ve seen better days. It’s foolhardy to doubt the potential of any team with LeBron — eight straight trips to the championship round is no joke, even if it came through the East. But they’ll stand a better chance next season, especially if they’re bringing Kawhi or Jimmy Butler by then. There’s also the Utah Jazz, a Spurs-like operation led by a pair of Spurs alums in GM Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is a star in the making, but you need more than one of those to match Golden State. Perhaps in time, Mitchell will get a shotgun rider, but Utah is a tough sell for A-list free agents. Houston stands out from the pack with Harden, Paul and center Clint Capela, who gave the Warriors fits last spring. They’re still an attractive, turnkey team. Adding Anthony provides scoring, but does he impact a potential West finals rematch in 2019? With Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute gone, where is the perimeter defense coming from? Is it possible that Houston, with Paul aging, had its best chance last spring and didn’t cash in? It’s also possible the Warriors will do everyone in the West a favor and destroy themselves in the very near future. Durant can become a free agent next summer. Thompson’s contract is up, too, although he’s been very clear about his preference to stay even if that means making below market value. “What’s happening right now is going to be really tough to replicate for anybody,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “You have the proverbial window, however you want to put it. We have an incredible opportunity that’s just not always going to be here. We want to take full advantage not only from a success standpoint but from an enjoyment standpoint. “We’re well aware that it’s not going to last forever.” But that’s getting ahead of the story here, which is whether the Warriors will fall shy of The Finals for the first time since 2014. A three-time champion is bringing everyone back and will add a bonus whenever the healing Cousins returns. Basketball can sometimes be a funny game and anything can happen to throw this scenario for a loop. Until then, however, it's hard to imagine anything derailing another season of Warriors dominance. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Duterte on illegal drugs, lotto winners, Facebook breach | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says the Chinese should not be immediately blamed for illegal drugs in the Philippines. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says two winners will share the P1.18-billion Ultra Lotto 6/58 prize. Facebook says hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world's leading social network. {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Mocha Uson, Bertiz hospitalized, Facebook hack | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Filipinos online speculate on the resignation of controversial Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz is in the hospital allegedly due to stress and to undergo a series of tests. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says pushing for a wage hike should not be the way to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018