LATEST PUBLICATIONS
DP 2022-03
E-Commerce Adoption and Its Impact on the Performance of Women-led MSMEs in Metro Manila: An Ex-ante Study for RCEP
DP 2022-02
Opportunities for the Philippines under RCEP: Trade in Services
NEDA6 RDR 2019
Western Visayas Regional Development Report 2019
NEDA6 RDR 2020
Western Visayas Regional Development Report 2020

LATEST AV MATERIALS
PIDS WB 2021-1201
Analyzing the President's Budget for 2022
GIZ-FFS-2020-01
WASHaLOT 3.0: Production Process
GIZ-FFS-2021-03
WASHaLOT 3.0 Mass Production
GIZ-FFS-2021-02
Minimum Requirement Guidelines on WASH in Schools
Publication Detail
PN 2021-06: Fake News, Its Dangers, and How We Can Fight It

Fake news is not new. However, the availability of modern communication tools, particularly social media, has made the production and spread of fake news easier and faster. This Policy Note describes the phenomena of misinformation and disinformation and the dangers they pose, particularly in the context of the ongoing pandemic. It also looks into the measures being implemented to curb the spread of fake news and provides some recommendations on how to fight its proliferation with more sustained and lasting results. Specifically, it notes that increasing awareness of available tools for fact-checking, engaging citizens, educating children to be analytical early on in life, making media literacy part of the basic education curriculum, and viewing the fight against fake news as a civic and moral responsibility could help greatly in combatting the proliferation of fake news.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Siar, Sheila V.; social media; disinformation; fact-checking; fake news; misinformation; media literacy;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2021 and available for Downloaded 189 times since August 17, 2021
×
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. You will answer the profile questions only once as long as you enter the same email address. Thank you.


To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display; please use the same email address when downloading another publication so that the profile questions will not appear)
Age:
Gender:
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
Occupation:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.