MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Realizing her Senate committee hearings on fake news are going nowhere, Senator Grace Poe is now calling for a new inquiry on fake fact-checkers.
Poe’s announcement came just days after Rappler and Vera Files announced their partnership with Facebook to fact-check news on social media.
”The Filipino people deserve fact-checkers that are legitimate,” Poe said.
The lady Senator specifically referred to Rappler’s most recent fact-checks involving the satirical news site, The Adobo Chronicles.
”If Rappler can’t even distinguish between fake news and satire, we have a big problem,” she added.