Task Categories: text-classification
Languages: tl
Multilinguality: monolingual
Size Categories: 1K<n<10K
Licenses: unknown
Language Creators: crowdsourced
Annotations Creators: expert-generated
Source Datasets: original

Dataset Card for Fake News Filipino

Dataset Summary

Low-Resource Fake News Detection Corpora in Filipino. The first of its kind. Contains 3,206 expertly-labeled news samples, half of which are real and half of which are fake.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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The dataset is primarily in Filipino, with the addition of some English words commonly used in Filipino vernacular.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

Sample data:

  "label": "0",
  "article": "Sa 8-pahinang desisyon, pinaboran ng Sandiganbayan First Division ang petition for Writ of Preliminary Attachment/Garnishment na inihain ng prosekusyon laban sa mambabatas."

Data Fields

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Data Splits

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Dataset Creation

Fake news articles were sourced from online sites that were tagged as fake news sites by the non-profit independent media fact-checking organization Verafiles and the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP). Real news articles were sourced from mainstream news websites in the Philippines, including Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante, and Bandera.

Curation Rationale

We remedy the lack of a proper, curated benchmark dataset for fake news detection in Filipino by constructing and producing what we call “Fake News Filipino.”

Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

We construct the dataset by scraping our source websites, encoding all characters into UTF-8. Preprocessing was light to keep information intact: we retain capitalization and punctuation, and do not correct any misspelled words.

Who are the source language producers?

Jan Christian Blaise Cruz, Julianne Agatha Tan, and Charibeth Cheng


Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

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Additional Information

Dataset Curators

Jan Christian Cruz, Julianne Agatha Tan, and Charibeth Cheng

Licensing Information

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Citation Information

  title={Localization of Fake News Detection via Multitask Transfer Learning},
  author={Cruz, Jan Christian Blaise and Tan, Julianne Agatha and Cheng, Charibeth},
  booktitle={Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference},


Thanks to @anaerobeth for adding this dataset.

Models trained or fine-tuned on fake_news_filipino

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