MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She took 10 steps forward. Now she’s taken 10 steps backward. “She” is Maria Ressa, criminally-convicted CEO of the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines, Rappler.”
For the longest time, the Nobel Laureate has accused Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook as a threat to Democracy, saying the social media giant has enabled the spread of hate and disinformation and is biased against facts. “Take back the Internet” has also been her template battlercry.
Now Ressa wants netizens to stay with Facebook, no matter what.
In a book signing event recently organized by the Ortigas Foundation Library on Thursday, Ressa advised attendees to not quit Facebook, questioning what could become of the social media platform if “good people” left it.
She wants to have her cake and eat it too!