Advertisements


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

Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s billboard | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: National Youth Commission has become Bong Go’s ‘billboard’ – ex-chief Controversial former Cebu fiscal killed in ambush Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Dad gets visit from police after joking he fed his baby hot sauce

A dad from Stockton-on-tees, England got a surprise visit from police after apparently making a joke on Facebook that he fed his 5-day-old son hot sauce. Paul Dawson shared that the incident stemmed from his post about what happened that day with his baby Ben, as reported byThe Daily Mirroron Sunday, Jan. 13. The 39-year-old said he and his partner Lorencia decided to eat out. While they were at a restaurant, she was breastfeeding the baby, and he was eating hot wings. His wife then told him she wanted to eat, so he offered to carry the baby after wiping his hands on a napkin. He added the baby "wasn't too happy and not feeding anymore," so he put his knuckle in Ben's mouth ...Keep on reading: Dad gets visit from police after joking he fed his baby hot sauce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Facebook bans Trending News Portal, related sites | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Facebook bans PH company for spreading lies, fake accounts Duterte, Robredo, Sotto enjoy majority approval, trust of Filipinos – survey Next case for Trillanes: Charged with grave threat in Pasay Facebook's presence can't be completely removed on select Android phones – report No host for 2019 Oscars {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Palace makes light of Duterte ‘confession’

Was it another joke meant to entertain his audience, or a kiss-and-tell episode from a President known for flaunting his many conquests? No, it was "just a made-up laughable anecdote meant to dramatize the sexual abuse inflicted on him," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech in Kidapawan City on Saturday, where the Chief Executive recounted his confession to a Catholic priest about sexually molesting the family's maid when he was in high school at Ateneo de Davao. While Malacaang treated the incident lightly, President Duterte's public confession drew widespread condemnation from critics who described him as "a sick man" for indulging ...Keep on reading: Palace makes light of Duterte ‘confession’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Low pressure area to affect parts of PH on December 22

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – More rain is expected on Saturday, December 22, due to the low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In a Facebook Live video past ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Arroyo as budget or finance secretary? | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Arroyo as next finance or budget chief? Diokno says 'all speculation' Human rights activists ‘never had it so good’ under Duterte admin – Panelo Facebook defends data sharing after new report on partner deals Harvey Weinstein back in court seeking dismissal of sex assault case First ‘Hellboy’ reboot trailer is out {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018