SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – After permanently banning ex-President Donald Trump’s account, Twitter has turned to yet another public figure, this time Francis Baraan IV.
Baraan is a Filipino blogger, the son of former Justice Undersecretary Fransisco Baraan III who was mentioned in the drug matrix presented to the public by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Twitter permanently suspended Baraan’s account for violation of community standards, specifically for illegal activity.
The blogger recently asked his followers to support his friend’s clothing business while at the same time saying that the friend was “single and ready to mingle.” That prompted alarm bells for Twitter which said that pimping is against its community standards and will not allow the popular social media platform to be used for illegal activity.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to reach Baraan for comment but he was apparently busy trying to set up a new Twitter account under a fake namer.
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.