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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

More rain seen as Tropical Storm Inday enhances monsoon

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Inday (Ampil) slightly accelerated and maintained its strength on Thursday afternoon, July 19, as it continued to enhance the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat. In a Facebook ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

[OPINION] On Duterte s sexual abuse and the washing of the feet

Editor's Note: The author originally wrote this on Facebook as an open letter to the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC). Rappler is republishing this with the author's permission. I recently saw a report that PCEC leaders will meet with President Duterte and have offered to wash his feet ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

PAGASA monitors LPA off Aparri, Cagayan

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) east of the country, which could become a tropical depression. In a Facebook Live video late Wednesday ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Bro. Eddie hits Duterte, Morales on Batacan, border families update | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Jesus Is Lord Church founder Brother Eddie Villanueva says President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Constitution by calling God stupid. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales slams defense lawyer Edna Batacan . A US judge issues an order that reunites immigrant families separated at the Mexico border. New York’s incumbent 14th district congressman Joe Crowley was ousted by 28-year-old far-left political novice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . A study shows Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering ‘invasive’ and limited default ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The Department of Education (DepEd) said the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct drug tests on students as young as 10 years old is against the law. The DepEd pointed out the fact in a statement on the PDEA proposal on Thursday, Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Facebook said Thursday, June 21, it would launch fact-checking of photos and videos as it expands the effort to curb misinformation to more countries. The huge social network, which has been a frequent target for failing to stop the spread of false news, said it will use ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018