Uphill battle vs. fake news, trolls on social media

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JOURNALISM’S battle against fake news and trolls might be harder in the next few years, say some veteran journalists.

In a virtual interactive discussion done through Facebook Live by the news outlet The Freeman titled "What's in store for Philippine media?" on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, some established journalists expressed their worries about the ongoing "modernization" of news on social media platforms.

They said the increasing influence of social media led to the spread of fake news that slowly destabilized the true essence of journalism and media credibility.

The activity was done in commemoration of the week-long Cebu Press Freedom celebration. (HIC, PJB)