In light of the deluge of disinformation plaguing the county, Araneta City's Gateway Gallery will discuss in its latest KulturaSerye online talk series the origins, dynamics, and challenges brought by disinformation in traditional media and the digital space.
Titled The Battle for Truth, the webinar will be livestreamed on April 23, Saturday, 2 pm, on the official Facebook page of Gateway Gallery.
Disinformation has been plaguing the country since the rise of social media, especially in the last presidential election of 2016. Propagated by fake news, memes, troll armies, and hoax media outlets, It has become harder for Filipinos to filter the truth from distorted information. This is aggravated by the rise of attacks on traditional media, irresponsible bloggers, and a polarized political climate and citizenry.
Viewers will see how history and leadership advocate Mona Magno-Veluz scrutinize this phenomenon. Magno-Veluz, more known on Tiktok as Mighty Magulang, started doing history blogs in July 2021. Her bespectacled image against a library of books is a familiar sight on TikTok, shedding light on history and genealogy. Her Tiktok posts have already amassed over 3.5 million likes, while her account has already reached over 400,000 followers.
The Battle for Truth is the second KulturaSerye webinar for 2022. It can be viewed for free, and will provide a digital certificate for attendees who will answer the talk’s online evaluation form. UP Los Banos instructor John Carlo Santos will moderate the talk.
KulturaSerye, which started streaming regularly in July 2020 to discuss timely cultural, historical and art-related topics and issues, is presented by Gateway Gallery, and co-presented by the Philippine Online Student Tambayan. The talk is supported by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation.