Category Archives: Media

Filipino Netizens React To Rappler’s Story About Fake News

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Yesterday, the online Philippines news site, Rappler, published a story on efforts to clamp down on misinformation and “fake news” on the Internet.

Rappler reported that social media giants Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have joined forces with some of the biggest media groups in the world in the First Draft partner network, a collaboration hoping to tackle the Internet’s biggest problem: the unabated spread of misinformation.

Filipino netiziens immediately took to their social media accounts to comment on the Rappler story.

Many netizens commented: “Goodbye, Rappler!”



Hillary Clinton’s ‘Death’: If It’s On The Internet, It Must Be True?

image.jpegNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Will Smith’s son Jaden has committed suicide. Jackie Chan was killed while filming a death-defying stunt. Golden girl Rue McClanahan has passed. Again.

Now, according to a late-breaking news from ABC’s New York City affiliate, Hillary Clinton has died from pneumonia.  The report, which made the rounds of the Internet, was uploaded by many conservative sites, and ABC News was quite offended by the quality of the video clip (see video below).

This makes Mrs. Clinton the most world-famous celebrity to die on the Internet.

If it’s not on (the real) ABC News, it’s false.

RELATED: The Adobo Chronicles’ Quick Guide To Internet Hoaxes



Donald Trump’s Body Double

imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – If it’s on the Internet and picked up by some in the news media, it must be true: the Hillary Clinton that emerged  from daughter Chelsea’s apartment waving and smiling, was a body double.

Non-fans of Clinton just could not believe that someone diagnosed with Pneumonia can be up and running in just a few hours after a fainting and dehydration spell.

But body doubles among politicians, especially candidates for president, are more common than most people think.

In fact, The Adobo Chronicles has learned from a mole in the Trump campaign that Donald, indeed, has a body double.

This explains why people are seeing a good-natured, calm, prim and proper Donald Trump one day, then the next a racist, misogynistic, shrewd and self-absorbed person.

How to tell Trump from his body double?

Whenever you see him speaking and reading from a teleprompter, you’re seeing a body double.