The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has also caused another threat called “infodemic,” or widespread distribution of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation. It produces a serious threat as it interferes with delivering essential and accurate information that may help save lives in these challenging times. As “infodemics” affect the world, especially vulnerable nations, it is important that we know how to counter misinformation to protect ourselves and our communities.
The Break the Fake Movement continues our commitment to engage the public and provide opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to counter misinformation and fake news.
After completing the 1st run of Media Civics Lab from October to December last year, we are now entering Phase 2 of the program. The 2nd phase of Media Civics Lab is a series of seminar-workshops that will run from February 27 to April 27, 2021. It will be consist of learning sessions, breakout rooms, a presentation from partner organizations, and pre-assigned activities. The topics to be covered are Responsible Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy and Awareness, Fake News and Disinformation, Culture of Positive Participation, and Media and the Law.