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Rappler Editor to Serve as Panelist in Global Conference on Fact-Checking

Gemma Mendoza joins more than 150 speakers and panelists from over 40 countries in discussing different topics on fake news, fact-checking, misinformation, and disinformation.

In an age where fake news is rampant, it’s best to be vigilant when it comes to sharing posts and news articles. One must verify the credibility of the news source and the veracity of each article they share to avoid misinforming others. But sometimes, we forget to do these and end up sharing fabricated news stories that end up causing misunderstandings between friends and family, which we all want to avoid.

This is exactly what the Global Fact 7 conference wants to address. Global Fact, an annual conference that tackles the state and future of fact-checking, will be held virtually for its 7th installment as the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. This is the first time in its history that it will not be a face-to-face discussion. (Read: WHO beefs up fight against fake news with new Facebook Messenger chatbot)

Free to Public

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Photo from International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

Organized by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), Global Fact 7 will be having several free sessions for the public from June 22 to 26, 2020. These ‘public track’ sessions will be streamed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for the benefit of the general public who would want to listen.

According to Rappler, the public sessions would be on measures to combat misinformation and disinformation, current researches on fake news and fact-checking, and “region-specific issues and approaches to fact-checking,” among others.

Global Participation

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Photo from Rappler

More than 150 speakers and panelists from over 40 countries will be present for the different sessions. For the Philippines, the country will be represented by Gemma Mendoza, Rappler’s Head of Research, Content Strategy, and Partnerships. She will be a panelist for the session entitled “Beyond facts: Sensitivity of correcting misinformation in public during COVID-19 pandemic.” The session will be on June 24, 10am PH Time.

Rappler is one of the IFCN’s verified signatories along with Vera Files, and is also part of their Coronavirus initiative, #CoronavirusFacts Alliance. The initiative is a fact-checking project on the pandemic where over 100 fact-checkers from more than 70 countries are collaborating, making it the largest fact-checking initiative in history.

You may check Global Fact 7 Virtual’s website for more information including the schedules of the public track sessions.

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