MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s as simple as: if you spread fake news with malicious intent, you get sued for cyber libel.
Opposition blogger Francis Baraan IV is learning things the hard way. The Adobo Chronicles is learning that Mocha Uson is planning to sue Baraan for tweeting that the movie actress and government official is pregnant by actor Robin Padilla.
Baraan has acknowledged that it was fake news and apologized for posting it on his Twitter account. He claimed it was meant to be a “satirical jab” at Uson.
Tell that to Rappler and Maria Ressa who have their own idea of what constitutes satire.