Tag: Vera Files

Philippine “Fact-Checkers”: Who’s Watching The Watchmen?

The Philippine government is concerned that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with two anti-government media outlets will lead to more suppression, smearing, and censorship of President Duterte’s policies on social media.   Philippine President Duterte has complained that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with Rappler IQ and VERA Files – two anti-government media outlets […]

Here’s How Duterte Supporters Can Stop Social Media Outlets from Partnering with Rappler and Vera Files

The millions of Filipinos who support President Duterte and use social media have spoken and they do not want Facebook to partner with the stridently anti-Duterte Rappler and Vera Files as a so called “fact checker” aka censor over the content that ordinary people create, share and discuss. This has already […]

Media Oligarchs Think Filipinos Are Too Stupid to Stand Up For Their Rights – The Oligarchs Must be Proved Wrong

As part of a programme to censor political views which goes against its corporate line, Facebook’s owners have decided to implement a so-called “fake checking” regime which will hide or delete posts that do not get certified as “accurate” by Facebook’s corporate partners in The Philippines. Before going any further, […]