MANILA, Philippines — In order to combat disinformation and misinformation in the country’s digital landscape, the Marcos administration, through the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), will implement a media and information literacy (MIL) campaign. .
The PCO, in a statement on Saturday, said the initiative will begin with the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between its partners on Monday, August 14, at the Hilton Manila in Pasay City.
The Department of Education, Higher Education Commission, Department of the Interior and Local Government and Department of Social Welfare and Development will be part of the initiative.
“These agencies will collaborate with the PCO on a comprehensive implementation plan designed to address the identified root causes of the problem. The MIL will be integrated into the higher education curriculum, community training, and family-oriented programs,” the PCO said.
Social media giants Google, Meta, TikTok, and X are also expected to collaborate with these government agencies.
“The MIL is the administration’s response to the misinformation and misinformation plaguing the nation’s digital landscape, with a focus on empowering youth to become more insightful consumers of media,” he added.
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