Rappler To Closely Monitor Facebook Pages Of Senior Citizens And Yellows

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In an effort to do a better job fact-checking fake news and information on social media, Rappler announced today that starting immediately, it will be closely monitor the Facebook accounts of senior citizens and the Yellowsl

Rappler’s move came in the wake of a new study that showed Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives were more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts.

The study, published on Wednesday, was conducted by researchers from Princeton University and New York University. They analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election.

”This is an eye-opener for us, “ Rappler CEO Maria Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles, adding “All this time we thought the millennials and DDS (Duterte supporters) were the ones spreading fake news and information on Facebook.

Ressa also took the opportunity to apologize to The Adobo Chronicles for previously tagging the satire news site as “fake news.”

Rappler is one of Facebook’s Philippine partners in fact-checking news and information posted and shared on social media.  The other partner is Vera Files.



Per Doctors’ Advice, Kris Aquino Will Totally Quit Social Media

SINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles, Singapore Bureau) – It is her lifeline and the best venue to boost her ego and solict sympathy and empathy, but upon her doctors’ advice, Kris Aquino will totally quit social media — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Aquino, who is in Singapore for a battery of tests to confirm previous diagnoses of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, Lupus and Fibromyalgia, has decided that her health is more important than her ego.

Doctors in Singapore have advised her to avoid stressful situations which could aggravate her illnesses.

For the longest time, Aquino has used social media for self-promotion to help with her sagging career in show business.

A Singaorean autoimmune disease specialist told The Adobo Chronicles  that stress is one of the triggers of autoimmune diseases, so “we have insisted that Aquino quit social media for good.  It only stresses her out.”

This news comes as a big disappointment  for the few who have remained Kris Aquino fans all these years. But they said that the health of their idol is more important than seeing her rants, complaints and arguments that could only exacerbate her medical issues.

It looks like the Queen of All Media will soon be the Queen of No Media.


Actress Agot Isidro Lambasts Pulse Asia Survey, Calls The Pollster “False Asia”

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipina actress Agot Isidro who is one of the Philippine celebrities critical of the Duterte administration today lambasted the latest Pulse Asia Survey and called the polling firm “False Asia.” She once called Duterte a “psychopath” in one of her social media posts.

Isidro was reacting to the latest Pulse Asia survey showing the President maintaining very high popularity and trust ratings among Filipinos.  The survey shows that three-quarters  (76%) of Filipinos continue to support Duterte. 

Another Pulse Asia survey also shows that Vice President Leni Robredo has a majority trust rating (56%), along with Senate President Tito Sotto and other top public officials.

Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles,  Isidro said that the Duterte rating is fake.  When asked about Robredo’s numbers, she simply said, “Well she’s fake VP, isn’t she? So yes, her ratings are also fake.“

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