The internet and social media are digital platforms that can be a boon or a bane to the people and societies in general. They are avenues whereby information or misinformation can be circulated. And given the rapidity by which these can spread valid or fake news, the stakes are high, as this information can manifest itself in the clear possibility of the citizens being in a state of online quandary. With a staggeringly increase of internet and social media users, it is indeed worthwhile to look into this matter. This article zeroes in on the Philippine case and appropriate recommendations apt to the said country are provided.
The full article can be accessed at https://policyblog.uni-graz.at/2017/11/the-rise-of-fake-news-the-philippine-case/
Published originally on 8 November 2017 at Conflict, Peace and Democracy (CPD) Policy Blog of the University of Graz (Austria)
CPD Policy Blog aims to create a bridge between science and politics. It tackles challenges and identifies opportunities in policy-making: from engagement of grassroots movement to decision-making by high-ranking government officials.
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