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#FactsFirstPH asks candidates to fight lies and lead fact-based campaigns

Below is an open letter sent by Facts First PH  to all the presidential candidates this afternoon. The #FactsFirstPH initiative is a multi-layer, multi-sectoral effort, composed of more than 120 (as of this writing) news outfits, business organizations, academe, civil society, legal and human rights groups, and religious to fight disinformation through truth-telling and debunking lies. The same letter will eventually be sent out to candidates running for Vice President and Senator.

The letter asks 3 things of the candidates to support the effort against disinformation networks during this time:

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Joint media statement on the cyber attacks against news websites

As a member of the #FactsFirstPH initiative, comprising more than 100 groups from different sectors, we at Blogwatch are compelled to add our voice to this joint statement to register our concern that these cyber attacks not only produce a chilling effect on bloggers like ourselves but put freedom of expression and our right to know at risk.

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