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    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Facebook to Kiko Pangilinan: We take misinformation seriously

    "The propagation of fake news stories has become an effective weapon of several political operatives to influence public opinion and national discourse. As a result, the level and quality of public discourse have suffered" stated Senator Kiko Pangilinan on Thursday.

    He added, “There is a need to look at the systems that protect the freedoms accorded to all Filipinos by our Constitution, especially where those freedoms are being undermined by a surge in social media abuse through the propagation of falsehoods, defamation, character assassination, and national security threats. It is therefore in the interest of the State to protect the integrity of cyberspace so that it will become a tool for development, and not a tool for sowing virulent tribalism.”
    Photo source: Rappler

    As Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan took action seeking possible liabilities of social media platforms, particularly Facebook, for allowing fake news on their pages, Facebook reiterated its statement that they are taking misinformation seriously.

    "We take misinformation seriously. Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information," Facebook said in a statement via email.

    Source: INQUIRER.net

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