During crises such as a pandemic, unverified reports and misleading posts online can spread as fast and as wide as the virus itself.
The disinformation network that casts doubt on official and established sources of reliable information makes many Filipinos – who are currently driven by fear and uncertainty – especially gullible to misleading information.
The World Health Organization said that the "infodemic" or the unprecedented surge information – be it truthful or false – has become a severe deterrent in combating the spread of the novel coronavirus.
How can netizens help separate fact from fiction in the time of coronavirus?
MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, is organizing another run of this regular fact-checking webinar aimed at training participants to spot disinformation online and combat it.
This session is co-presented by PPCRV.