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Join the Philippine Fact-Checking Summit 2023!


Join the Philippine Fact-Checking Summit 2023!

In a bid to engage content creators and influencers in a fact-checking leadership development program, the Break the Fake Movement, in partnership with Internews, created the Media Civics Lab Fact-Checking Academy.

This program gathered Filipino content creators and influencers nationwide and enrolled them in the academy. More than 172 digital creators and aspiring influencers were trained to be responsible digital citizens, taught how to effectively use their platform and influence, developed to become allies in fighting against disinformation, and enrolled in fact-checking boot camps.

To mark the conclusion of the 7-month-long Fact-Checking Academy, the Movement launches the Philippine Fact-Checking Summit this June 30, 2023. The Summit will be held at a university in Metro Manila, and in Lubd Makati.

This 2-day activity aims to gather content creators and influencers, fact-checkers, media practitioners and journalists, NGOs, and government employees in order to create spaces for networking, partnerships, and collaboration – all in an effort to create a united front against one of the most pressing issues of today – disinformation.

There will also be panel discussions, networking opportunities, lectures, playing of videos featuring the work of different partner CSOs, interactions with journalists and media, and opportunities for collaborations to strengthen the Philippines’ fact-checking ecosystem.

The Summit, which is a local adaptation of the annual Global Fact Conference by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), also aims to examine the crucial role of influencers in networked disinformation and explore strategies to turn their influence for social good. The Summit will also report on the Media Civics Lab Fact-Checking Academy’s success and recognize the top content creators, influencers, and partners who supported the program in challenging the Filipinos to cut through the social media noise and build communities of action that will help fight disinformation.

During the summit, top creators and influencers will be awarded. For this event, Break the Fake Movement aims to challenge people to cut through the social media noise in order to build communities of action that will help fight disinformation.

The Philippine Fact-Checking Summit 2023, one of the first few initiatives in the country to gather different important voices from various stakeholders in the local counter-disinformation landscape, is supported by organizations such as Rappler, Joby Philippines, Pinas Forward, Probe Productions, Foundation for Media Alternatives, Out of the Box Media Literacy Initiative, and many other organizations.

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  1. BB

    Your article helped me a lot, is there any more related content? Thanks!