The results of the study may not directly discuss the serious impact of fake news and trolls, nevertheless it left an imprint of the possibility that even teachers have diffuculty identifying the legitimacy of a particular news source, how much more it can victimize other people.
In the Philippines, fake news and the proliferation of an army of digital trolls are often associated with political affiliations. And perhaps a first in history, political arguments have also highlighted the role of media and the purpose of journalism - at the brink of redefining its purpose to society.
So it has come to this, in the Philippines, most fake news sites are associated with pro-administration. Those sites critical are often met with passitivity. In fact, most of the list of “fake news” include administration-leaning sites, even these sites categorically identify themselves as “political blogs.”
The role of the media has also become a battlefront of political legitimacy. The anti-administration sites were enjoying of less persecution of being called “fake news,” until this so-called “Cocoygate” became a recent topic...