Senator Imee Marcos is seeking answers on what are the qualifications of Vera Files and Rappler to be deemed as ‘fact checker’ for Facebook.
The question was raised in a hearing by the Senate electoral reforms committee.
Marcos said that the two media outfits are critics to the Duterte administration.
“‘Yong laging daing ng ating administrasyon kung bakit ang fact-checker na ginagamit ng Facebook eh ‘yong dalawang tanyag na media na bumabatikos kay President Duterte sa kada kilos, halos. ‘Yong Rappler at ‘yong Vera Files, bakit itinatag ‘yan bilang gatekeeper, ika nga,” Marcos exclaimed.
The partnership of Facebook to Vera Files and Rappler started in 2018.