MMDA spox sues Facebook page for ‘fake news’

MANILA Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson, Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago, on Wednesday filed a cyber libel complaint against an anti-Duterte satire Facebook page for publishing fake news.

In a message sent to reporters, Pialago said she filed the complaint against the publisher/s of Pinoy Laugh Page at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Cybercrime Unit.

The spokesperson said the complaint was for a post which contained a picture of her captioned with: MMDA sa commuters: Kung nahihirapan sumakay, 'wag na lang pumasok (MMDA to commuters: if you find it hard to commute, then don't go to work).

I never said this. And I'm actually on my way to PNP Camp Crame to report/file a complaint on this. Maging babala sa mahilig manira ng kapwa at sa mga mahilig magpakalat ng fake news (Let this be a warning against those fond of character assassination and distributing false news), Pialago said.

Pialago said the Facebook page deleted the said post but she will continue to pursue the identities of those responsible.

Ipapahanap ko pa din mga administrators nito. I suggest na kapag biktima ng fake news mag report sa mga otoridad (I will still have the administrators found. I suggest to those victimized by false news to report the incident to the authorities), Pialago said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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