Philippines complains Facebook fact-checkers are biased
The Philippines has criticised Facebook’s decision to partner with two online platforms to help fight the spread of fake news, claiming they are biased towards President Rodrigo Duterte.
“This will be on the agenda when we finally get to sit with them soon,” Loraine Badoy, assistant secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office, said in a statement.
Last week, the social media giant said it would team up with VERA Files and Rappler IQ to launch a fact-checking programme in the Philippines.
This comes after Facebook admitted that it “made mistakes” in protecting the data of over 87 million users.