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‘Fact-checking not enough to fight disinformation’

‘Fact-checking not enough to fight disinformation’

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FACT-CHECKING is “good,” but is not enough to combat the proliferation of disinformation online, a veteran journalist and educator said.  “Is doing fact-checking enough? To be honest with you, it’s not enough…It can do a lot of good things, [but] it won’t definitely be enough,” UST journalism professor and former ABS-CBN News Channel anchor Christian Esguerra said during a policy forum organized by the Far Eastern University Public Policy Center last April 26. “Ask the ordinary people in the streets, online, on Facebook, on YouTube, on Tiktok. Even if you give them links to information that have been fact-checked. Ordinarily, for those who have already made up their minds, they wouldn't really bother to look at the facts,” he added. Esguerra, who hosts the podcast “Facts First...