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In the Philippines, Youth Receive Training on Fighting Disinformation on Social Media

February 11, 2020

Internews conducted a community engagement campaign in the Bicol region and in La Union Province in the Philippines, engaging with local content producers, journalists and students, to raise awareness on the impact of social media and the importance of verified information.

"Part of what we’re discussing now is how to use social media responsibly. One way to do that is to help in strengthening democracy and promoting press freedom and freedom of information," said one of the trainers, Voltaire Tupaz, FYT Chief Content Officer/Lyf Co-founder.

Watch a video of the workshop in Bicol:

Watch a video of the workshop in La Union:

This activity was implemented by Lyf, a multimedia production company, under the Initiative for Media Freedom of Internews, with the support of USAID.