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DILG Central Luzon posts timely reminder: ’Huwag mag-rely sa headline lang’

Apr 7, 2020 @ 7:44

Did you read just the headline before sharing something online?

Chances are, you were sharing “fake news,” according to a public service reminder posted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Central Luzon.

In a Facebook graphic posted on by DILG-Central Luzon’s Monitoring and Evaluation Division, officials warned social media users to be careful in sharing information online, especially amid the proliferation of false or misleading reports during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Binasa ko ba ng buo?” it said.

“Huwag magrely sa headline lang. Mas delikado ang kulang kulang na impormasyon kaysa sa walang impormasyon,” it added.

“Sa panahon ng recontextualization o ang pagkuha ng detalye at paglapat nito sa ibang konteksto, nagbabago ang kahulugan ng impormasyon. Mahalaga na basahin ng buo ang balita at huwag lamang ang headline o caption,” the message read.

The reminder ended with the hashtag #NoToFakeNews.

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