Rappler asks SC to junk Calida petition vs fact-checking deal with Comelec

In its comment filed with the High Court, Rappler insists that contrary to Calida’s claim, fact-checking is not tantamount to prior restraint because it checks statements already published and disseminated MANILA, Philippines – News organization Rappler urged the Supreme Court on Monday, April 11, to dismiss and “not to glorify” the petition by the Office … Read more

Here’s how you can celebrate the International Fact-checking Day this 2022

On April 2, International Fact-checking Day, help spread truth faster than lies. Check out some of the activities that you may do to help propagate a culture of fact-checking. MANILA, Philippines – Every year, members of the International Fact-checking Network (IFCN) promote April 2 as International Fact-checking Day. This is to remind everyone that debunking … Read more

Comelec halts fact-checking deal with Rappler a day after defending it

Before caving in to pressure from Solicitor General Jose Calida, the Comelec had asserted that the deal it signed with Rappler underwent thorough vetting MANILA, Philippines – Just a day after the acting elections chief said it will defend the agreement signed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with Rappler, the poll body succumbed to … Read more