When did fact checking become so unpopular? Sure, in the age of digital media, time is of the essence, but it’s just a little extra step that someone has to take before hitting the post button. Surely, it’s better to be a bit slower to hit the headlines than to start spreading false information.
Take for example Manuel L Quezon III, the former spokesman of Noynoy Aquino. He quickly shared a post that attacked Senator Bong Go and propagated a downright lie about him already campaigning for 2022. The tweet was posted by Antonio Montalvan III, a UP professor and outspoken hater of President Duterte (even in 2020, he harps on about PRRD supposedly destroying our democracy. But Quezon, despite his famous last name, was wrong.
No less than the person who actually posted took the photo had to correct the former spokesperson. It’s just materials for the barangay elections which were postponed to 2022. Not only did Quezon abuse his influence by spreading false information, he also proved how lazy critics of the administration are to find substantial claims.
Sorry, anti-admin personalities, if the best you can do to attack Senator Bong Go is to spread misinformation and lies, then he’s probably doing a great job.