Pia, Mark, Mocha become meme after Facebook's choice of Rappler as "fake news regulator"


Rappler is an online news website based in the Philippines with a bureau in Jakarta, Indonesia. It started as a Facebook page named MovePH in August 2011[2] and later evolved into a full-blown website on January 1, 2012.[3] along with web based text news content, it was also among the first news websites in the Philippines to extensively use online multimedia including video, pictures, text and audio. It also uses social media sites for news distribution.[4] According to its own website, the name Rappler is a portmanteau of the words "rap" (to discuss) and "ripple" (to make waves).[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rappler)
Rappler officially became a signatory member of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of Poynter on Wednesday, October 26.

The IFCN at Poynter is a forum for fact checkers worldwide to "support fact-checking initiatives by promoting best practices and exchanges" in the industry. Being a global leader in journalism, Poynter aims to promote excellence in fact-checking through the IFCN.

To be qualified for the network, an organization must have a commitment to nonpartisanship and fairness, transparency of sources, transparency of funding and organization, transparency of methodology, and open and honest corrections. (Senator lauds Facebook fact-check partnership with Rappler, Vera Files; Rappler.com Published 12:22 PM, April 14, 2018 Updated 12:24 PM, April 14, 2018; https://www.rappler.com/nation/200211-bam-aquino-supports-facebook-fact-check-coalition-rappler-vera-files)

Several supporters of President Duterte have migrated to Russian social media platform VK after Facebook announced a new fact checking initiative in the country. Paula Defensor-Knack, sister of the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, urged fellow Duterte supporters to create accounts in VK, a social networking service mainly catering to Russian-speaking users. However, she reminded supporters not to delete their Facebook accounts. The migration to the Russian social media platform appeared to be in response to the launch of Facebook’s third-party fact checking initiative. Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/04/15/1806084/duterte-supporters-shift-russian-facebook#DhDRjpY6R2OEIX1L.99 (Duterte supporters shift to ‘Russian Facebook’; Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - April 15, 2018 - 12:01am)

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