Robredo impacts Duterte admin: Combat spread of ‘fake news’, misinformation
Vice President Leni Robredo has called on the Duterte administration to “take concrete steps”
to address the seemingly unrestrained proliferation of “fake news” and inaccurate information among Filipinos.
Hence, the official statement released Friday, Robredo said she is supporting Singapore’s call for the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states to act against misinformation.
Hence, we support Singapore’s call for ASEAN member-states to follow through on the bloc’s collective commitment
to fight misinformation in the region,” she said.
“This fight is particularly important for us in the Philippines, as we continue to see fake news proliferate, impairing
public discourse and contributing to the spread of false and inaccurate information among our people.”
ASEAN Framework and Joint Declaration
“We ask the organization to find a way to address this issue, guided by the ASEAN Framework and Joint Declaration
to Minimize the Harmful Effects of Fake News, which was made at the fourteenth Conference of the ASEAN Ministers
Responsible for Information (AMRI) in May 2018,” she included.
As per Robredo, the Philippines took a functioning part in preparing for the system as the seat of the AMRI in 2017.
“In that capacity, we ought to be at the bleeding edge of endeavors to execute the Declaration as a guide in battling
the expansion of phony news, and enhancing media and data proficiency,” she noted.
Besides, all around educated citizenry is of most extreme significance to our majority rule government. This approaches every
one of us to remain against deception and battle to guarantee that fact will dependably have space in our nation’s discussions,” she likewise said.