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Rise of ‘Cheapfakes’ Next Stage of Political Trolling in the Philippines?
The use of ‘cheapfakes’ raises the primary question of how this was actually done, before we speculate on why this was done.
Fact, Fake, Freedom: The Battle of Filipino Journalists in an Era of Misinformation
The latest death toll from the war on drugs flashes on the screen. Official police data says the toll nears 4,000 deaths, but according to Human Rights Watch, the numbers reach up to 12,000. Carlos*, an executive producer for a news documentary for a major television channel in Manila, sighs as he reads the toll….
Defense Against Fake News: Three Simple Rules to Follow
In any information we encounter, it is important to exercise media literacy. It is a tool of analysis we need in order to protect our online space and in order to preserve our freedom of speech and of expression. Media literacy protects us from questionable and fake media content. It allows us to not be…
Sta. Mocha dela Revisionista
Between this article’s time of writing and publication—which is only a couple of days, to be honest—I am sure there has already been a new viral video, another “pasikatin na ‘yan” post, and a widely shared status update analyzing President Duterte’s latest soundbite. To say that social media has become a huge part of our…
Fake News May Shorten Life Expectancy
Dahil sa confirmation bias, lumalaganap ang fake news. Ano nga ba ito? Basta pabor sa atin ang isang bagay, iisipin na natin na totoo ‘yon. Sources be damned. Ito ang paghahanap at pag-alala sa mga impormasyong sang-ayon sa mga pinaniniwalaan natin. Kaya minsan kahit peke talaga ang balita, pero sumasang-ayon tayo rito, malaki ang posibilidad na maniwala…
False Balance in Journalism
Can a journalist really create a false sense of balance in one’s work? This was one of the points of discussion during a journalism training I attended in Cambodia this month. UNESCO sponsored the workshop and selected fourteen journalists from the ASEAN region. The issue is interesting, relevant and somewhat controversial, as balance is a…
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