Take part in ‘#MoveCDO: Social good in the digital age’ forum

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now! If you're interested in joining the workshop, send a message to MovePH's Facebook or Twitter!


Published: 1:13:36pm August 27, 2018

Updated: 1:17:58am August 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines–How do you use social media for social good?

With the rise of digital technology, there are now various platforms that allow everyone to have a voice and join the conversation.

This, however, has also resulted in the phenomenal rise of fake accounts, hate groups, and disinformation. For instance, Rappler's propaganda war series discusses how social media has been weaponized, and reality manufactured, online:

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy

Fake accounts, manufactured reality on social media

This brings up a much needed dilemma that deserves attention: how do you fact check or verify online content?

“#MoveCDO: Social Good in the Digital Age” will draw in around 300 campus journalists, students, and media practitioners interested to learn how we can move the Philippines one story at a time.

At a time when society is deeply seated in the digital sphere, it helps to find out what can be done to see through the noise and make sense of information on social media.

The forum is organized by Rappler in partnership with the Development Communication Society and Development Communication Department of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.

“#MoveCDO: Social Good in the Digital Age” will be held on September 6 at the Little Theater in XU. The program starts at 8am.

Tickets to the forum are free but seats are limited. Register below to secure your tickets now.

Here is the program:

TimeActivity8:15 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 9:15 am

Welcome remarks

9:15 - 9:30 am

Discussion: Getting to know you/Levelling off activity

9:30 - 10:15 am

Power of social media: Using technology for social good
Chay Hofileña
Investigative Head, Rappler

10:15 - 10:45 am

Discussion: Digital media etiquette

10:45 - 11:15 am

Responsible use of digital media

Stacy de Jesus
Head, MovePH and Digital Communications, Rappler

11:15 - 11:45 am

Panel discussion: Why facts matter

Moderated by:

Raisa Serafica
Unit Head of Civic Engagement, Rappler

11:45 - 12:00 pm


The forum aims to bring in interested participants to take part in discussions that will help form an understanding of the nature of digital platforms, and spark a conversation around opportunities and threats to journalism and democracy.

Explaining the nature of disinformation online, the forum spotlights everybody’s role in pushing for a free and independent press to preserve democracy.

The forum will be followed by a workshop on online fact-checking and verification.

TimeActivity1:00 - 1:30 pm

Welcome remarks

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Group Dynamics: Icebreaker/Getting-to-know-you activity

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Session I: Harnessing social media for civic engagement  

2:45 - 3:15 am

Session II: Fact check 101

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Fact checking excercises

-Agos: Fact check in humanitarian/disaster scenario
-Spot check: An excercise in fact checking online content
-Using X: Internal fact checking in story telling

4:00 - 4:15 pm

Call to Action: Be a Mover

Stacy de Jesus
Head, MovePH and Digital Communications, Rappler

Make sure to sign up soon! – Rappler.com

Rappler sustains its fact-check efforts with support from Facebook's Third Party Fact Checker Program, our crowdfunding donors, Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).