2021: The war on fake news

AFP Relaxnews 12/25/2020

From COVID-19 to the United States presidential election and talk of vaccines, 2020 has seen its share of “fake news” on social media. This veritable “infodemic” of misinformation has forced platforms and states to take action. In…

Vaccine reluctance linked to belief in virus hoaxes: study

10/14/2020

Paris, France—Up to a third of people in certain countries may believe coronavirus misinformation and in turn be less open to immunisation, scientists said Wednesday, warning that development of a vaccine “might not be enough”. Researchers in…

‘Not a joking matter’: DOH rebukes Gadon for ‘misinformation’ on face masks

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) slammed what it called the “misinformation” being espoused by lawyer Larry Gadon that wearing face masks cannot prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a reminder that the…

Gullas tells City Legal Office to study case vs man spreading misinformation on 2019-nCoV

Doris C. Bongcac 02/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Never believe misinformation on the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that is now circulating on social media. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas said that “if in doubt, you can always approach our health officials…

Duque: Vaccine scare, ‘anti-vaxxers’ among causes of polio resurgence

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 09/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — One of the reasons for the re-emergence of polio in the country was due to the vaccine scare caused by the controversy on the use of dengue serum Dengvaxia, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III…

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