Anti-fake news campaign underway

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 5 (PIA) — Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told the Capiz media that a continuing education campaign against fake news is conducted across the country in the pursuit to combat disinformation.

Andanar, who graced the highlight of Patabang Festival 2018 in Tapaz town, added that the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is strengthening the communication network thru the establishment of the Provincial Communication Officers Network (PCONet) as part of the “Dismiss Disinformation” campaign.

He went on to remind local tri-media practitioners that fake news can be restrained by always knowing as well as verifying the sources of information, checking the details and reading the comment section of the article before reposting or sharing the information.

PCOO Sec Andanar
DISMISS DISINFORMATION. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says that a campaign to dismiss disinformation is underway thru the establishment of Provincial Communication Officers Network, organization of Youth For Truth and utilization of the digital as well as traditional media in educating Filipinos to become responsible messengers and sharers of information during an interaction with Capiz mediamen, Sept. 30, in Tapaz, Capiz. (PIA Capiz photo/A. Lumaque)

Fake news often have obvious mistakes such as wrong grammar, misspelled words, incoherent thoughts and other items that seem out of place in the content, among others.

The PCOO official also noted the organization of “Youth For Truth” to encourage youth membership and participation as a way to help stop the spread of fake news.

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Majority of social media users are the youth, he said.

The campaign also utilizes Radyo Pilipinas as an outlet of “Youth For Truth” radio program and plugs. (LTP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

Source: PIA Feed