8 months Comelec to combat ‘fake news’ on social media MB
By Minka Klaudia Tiangco A Commission on Elections (Comelec) official said they have taken steps to combat false information being published against them on social media platforms. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said in an interview that social media platforms, including Facebook, were provided with a whitelist, which will aid them in facilitating the Comelec’s request for action against “questionable” posts. COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN) Jimenez added that instead of just reporting a page or a post, they will specify which part of the post is questionable and provide facts and context to prove that the ... more