The Philippine government is set to spearhead a nationwide digital media literacy drive this year to combat fake news. The campaign aims to equip vulnerable communities with knowledge and tools “to be discerning of the truth”.
This initiative is backed by budgetary support from the Philippine Congress and its confidence in the leadership of the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said PCO Undersecretary Cherbett Karen Maralit.
The campaign will target vulnerable communities in the hope of empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to identify and combat fake news.
The PCO will play a key role in carrying out this campaign. As the government’s primary communications arm, it will work closely with other agencies and organizations to develop and deliver educational materials and programs.
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This digital media literacy drive is an important step toward combating fake news in the Philippines. The government hopes to create a more informed and discerning public by encouraging critical thinking skills and media literacy among its citizens.
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