MANILA- Several news organizations and universities have teamed up for a fact-checking website in the run-up to the May 13 midterm elections.
"Tsek.ph," launched at the University of the Philippines Diliman on Monday, aims to "counter disinformation and provide the public with verified information."
"Sa dami ng fake news, false information, kailangan ng ating mamamayan ng ganitong tulong," said ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Regina Reyes.
(With the proliferation of fake news and false information, Filipinos need this kind of help.)
Other news organizations involved in the project are Baguio Midland Courier, Central Luzon TV 36, Interaksyon, Mindanews, The Philippine Star, Philstar.com, Probe Productions, Rappler, VERA Files, and UP's radio station DZUP.
The academe is represented by the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University-Manila, and UP.
According to its website, Tsek.ph will fact-check the following claims in relation to the 2019 elections:
- Platforms and campaign promises of candidates;
- Election-related statements and remarks made by candidates, personalities, government agencies, and other entities; and
- Election-related posts on social media, blogs and other platforms.
-with a report from Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News
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