01-09-18 - PHOTO:- Steve Tickner A right to information in support of free media and calling for the release of Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw soe Oo was held in Yangon today

[Myanmar] In Facebook’s reverse reality, journalists are called traitors

Social media posts about the jailed Reuters journalists shows that many users believe they betrayed the country because they reported unpalatable facts.

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[Philippines] Duterte, allies reap the most benefits from disinformation

An analysis of fake news reports identified and documented by VERA Files Fact Check, a fact-checking project run by the online non-profit media organization VERA Files, shows that for a good portion of 2018, deceptive content after deceptive content emerge in very similar ways across social media. They are almost always explicitly political, almost always attack critics of the Duterte administration or promote or support the President or his policies, VERA Files Fact Check’s analysis of fake news reports shows.

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