Tsek.ph in the historical records of the US Library of Congress

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

As part of a collection of historically and culturally significant websites designated for preservation, Tsek.ph was recently selected by the US Library of Congress for inclusion in their Philippine General Election 2022 Web Archive. The Library aims to preserve digital content, making it available to current and future generations of researchers. Part of its vision too is to expand access to the Library’s collections to increase opportunities for education and scholarship around the world.

Given the current political landscape, academics and scholars can learn more about the ongoing war on disinformation through the collaborations of Tsek.ph. The website hosts and curates fact-checks created by its partner institutions and categorizes each according to its five ratings: false, misleading, no basis, needs context, and accurate. A quiz and update are also published weekly to summarize the top stories and test readers about the fact-checks released the week prior. Press releases and other pertinent information are also archived on the site for easy access.

The incorporation of the Tsek.ph website in the world’s largest library honors the hard work accomplished by our partners in this election season and the values that fact-checking organizations uphold, especially with the precarity of the upcoming elections. For more information on the Philippine General Election 2022 Web Archive of the US Library of Congress, you can visit the website by clicking here.

Tsek.ph was initiated by the University of the Philippines in 2019 as a public service commitment to combat disinformation. It is a project under the university’s Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and spearheaded by the Department of Journalism under the College of Mass Communication.

Currently, the revitalized alliance includes 34 institutions and initiatives from the academe, media, and civil society: ABS-CBN Fact Check, ABS-CBN Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo, Agence France-Presse, Akademya at Bayan Kontra Disimpormasyon at Dayaan, Asian Center for Journalism, Baguio Chronicle, BarangayHub, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, DZUP, E-Boto, Fact Check Patrol, Fact Check Philippines, FactRakers, FYT, IDEALS, Interaksyon, Kontra Daya, Philippine Association for Media and Information Literacy, Philippine Press Institute, Philstar Global, PressOne.PH, Probe, MindaNews, Trinity University of Asia, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Los Baños, UP Open University, UP sa Halalan 2022, UP Visayas, Vera Files, and  Xavier University.

Tsek.ph is supported by the UP System, Google News Initiative, Rakuten, Viber, Meta, Meedan, the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, UP Journalism Department and the UPCMC Foundation.

For more information on Tsek.ph, visit the website, email secretariat@tsek.ph, or like and follow it on Viber, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Press release from Tsek.ph