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Fighting Fake News

When the extended community quarantine (ECQ) was imposed in Metro Manila, it was no surprise to see a jump in internet usage and mobile data. Within just the first month, time on WiFi networks rose by 63.3%, according to mobile analytics company Opensignal. Telco giant Smart reported a data traffic increase of 15% to 20%. Unfortunately, this surge of information is inevitably followed by misinformation or what is commonly known as fake news.

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