MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler, being awestruck from its recent designation as a partner of Facebook in a program to fact-check news on social media, was quick to fact-check a ‘story’ about its CEO Maria Ressa published months ago by The Adobo Chronicles — the story being satire nothwithstanding.
But the online news source whose media license was recently revoked by the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating the Philippine Constitution was not as quick to tag Leni Robredo as ‘fake VP.’ This, despite a report from The Manila Times and other Mainstream Media sources, that Robredo’s lead over Bongbong Marcos has begun to narrow in the ongoing recount of votes.
”We need to take the time before we can make that determination,” Ressa said. “First, we need to fact-check The Manila Times. What are we in power for?
Rappler’s got werpa!