MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Social media was abuzz with fake news that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa had passed away.
The ‘news’ started spreading soon after The New York Times published an article about Ressa , accompanied by a photo, later manipulated by netizens, showing her in what appeared to be a lifeless pose.
In proclaiming she was very much alive, Ressa posted a selfie on her Twitter account, along with a sceeenshot of a recent issue of The Adobo Chronicles.
No need to convince us, Ms. Ressa. We believe you, and thanks as always for your efforts to help promote our satire site.