APC members in 2017: Real or Not: News verification and fact checking Facebook page in Myanmar

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on rights.

MIDO has started a Facebook page called "Real or Not" to tackle the pressing issues of misinformation and incitement of inter-communal conflict in Myanmar. Real or Not is a Facebook-based initiative in which MIDO conducts three main types of activities: developing content on news/digital literacy awareness; emergency response to current mis/disinformation that is being spread and could spark conflict and hatred; and assisting with fact checking in response to users' questions. 

This is a flagship initiative in Myanmar and has inspired similar efforts in different locations and communities across the country. Now Real or Not is working on building an ethical fact-checking community in Myanmar and also producing content to be broadcast on major TV channels in the country.

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