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LIVE: Senate probe into 'fake news'

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, headed by Sen. Grace Poe, will hold a hearing into the proliferation of fake news and allegedly malicious blog posts.

Officials of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, digital influencers and journalists will attend the Senate hearing.

PCOO undersecretaries George Apacible and Joel Sy Egco, Assistant Secretaries Margaux Uson, Ana Maria Paz Banaag and Tristan De Guzman have confirmed their attendance.

Digital influencers Rey Joseph “RJ” Nieto of Thinking Pinoy, Franco Mabanta, lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles, Alessandra Marcos, Ethel Pineda and Butch Cabanban will also attend the inquiry.

Watch the hearing LIVE starting 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017:

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