In an age of misinformation, the Philippines has emerged as a global leader in the fight against fake news. According to Google Trends, the country ranks first in the world for searches on "fake news" and "misinformation" in 2023. It also places in the top ten globally for "disinformation" and "fact-checking" searches. This growing interest signifies that Filipinos are increasingly curious about these crucial issues and eager to better understand them.
Google and FYT are teaching students how to fact-check online vaccine information with the use of journalism practice tips and advanced internet search.
A new magazine distributed for free published by Google and the Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) is aiming to help Filipino youth avoid misinformation through media literacy education.