[PODCAST] ‘Yung Totoo?: Dealing with dubious messages in group chats
MANILA, Philippines – These days when people have to practice physical distancing, people like to stay connected online. But in this digital age where almost everything is just a click away, it's easy to come across and fall for false information coming from various online channels.
Lately, chain messages have become a common way of propagating misinformation about the novel coronavirus. Chain messages and unverified information on messaging apps have proliferated, particularly during times of disasters. (READ: Why fact checking is important during times of disasters, epidemics)
In this 3rd episode of 'Yung Totoo?, we discuss what makes chain messages so common, why they need to be scrutinized, and how you can keep your own group chats free of misinformation. (READ: 5 tips to shield your group chat from misinformation)
'Yung Totoo? is Rappler's podcast about observations that our fact checkers don’t usually get to discuss in their articles, such as the recurring false claims about current issues, the tactics used to spread disinformation, and the narratives these hoaxes peddle.
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