Category Archives: Technology

Facebook Drops Fact Checker Rappler!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Almost a week after Maria Ressa was found guilty of cyber libel, Facebook announced that it was  dropping Rappler as one of the designated fact checkers for the social media giant in the Philippines. (The other FB fact checker is Vera Files.)

In a FB Messenger chat with The Adobo Chronicles, Mark Zuckerberg said that he could no longer justify Ressa and her online outfit being a designated fact checker when she herself has been found guilty of manufacturing facts. “It makes no sense,” Zuckerberg said.

But not all is lost for Rappler. Ressa revealed that she just signed a new contract with  a Russian firm for Rappler to be a face checker for the online app, FaceApp.

FaceApp has gained notoriety in the last few weeks because of its new online tool which netizens can use to find out how they would look like as the opposite gender.

Rappler’s task is to make sure that netizens are uploading their own authentic photos to FaceApp, and not photos of other people.


FACT CHECK: Rappler Says FaceApp Is Fake

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leave it to Facebook Fact Checker Rappler to declare that the viral FaceApp that transforms men into women and vice versa is fake, a hoax.

The FaceApp has caught the attention of Filipino netizens, including top celebrities who are curious to see what they would look like if they had been of the opposite gender.

To prove its verdict, Rappler staff used the app to find out how their CEO  Maria Ressa would look like if she had been male. To their surprise, the app didn’t work! They found no difference between Ressa the female and Ressa the male.



This Year’s Miss Universe Pageant Will Be Via Zoom

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa will crown her successor later this year when the 69th edition of the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant is held.

But where?

With the continuing uncertainties of the Covid-19 global pandemic in which face masks and physical distancing have become the norm, the Miss Universe Organization has announced that this year’s pageant will be virtual, by zoom.

The contestants will parade in their national costume, swimsuit and evening gown from the comfort of their respective countries, in an isolated location chosen by their respective franchised pageant organizations. So will the judges who will see the beauties in extreme close-up and asking them the final questions over the Internet.

The Miss Universe crown will be shipped to the winner by overnight FedEx.

There’s no stopping beauty pageant enthusiasts from witnessing the spectacle of Miss Universe.  All they need is a computer or mobile device to view the festivities via zoom.  No expensive show tickets needed!