By ROGER M. BALANZA
Journalists ranked second among groups surveyed as purveyors of fake news, according to Pulse Asia.
Leading the pack as major source of fake news are social media influencers, blogger and vloggers.
In the curvey conducted nationwide on September 17-21, 2022, with 1,200 respondents, Pulse Asia identified social media influencers, blogger and vloggers as the leading source of fake news (58 percent), followed by journalists (40 percent), national level politicians (37 percent), local politicians (30 percent), civic/NGO leaders (15 percent), businessmen (11 percent), and academics/professors/teachers (4 percent).
In the survey, Pulse Asia said 86 percent of Filipinos agree that fake news is an issue besetting the country today, with 14 percent of respondents dissenting.
Most of the respondents cited internet or social media and television ((68 percent and 67 percent, respectively) as sources of misinformation.
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