Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson defends herself against “fake news” controversies. Uson said that the public must be aware of what Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and VP Leni Robredo are doing in spreading “fake news.”
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Trillanes and Robredo’s Fake News
Uson pointed out Trillanes’ interview with BBC HARDtalk’s anchor Stephen Sackur as to why the senator is a “purveyor of fake news.” He only says negative things about the President when the facts show otherwise. He is the same with V.P Leni Robredo. She garnered lots of hatred when she spoke at a UN side event against the drug war with the wrong data.
Uson, who was previously blamed for the spread of fake news admitted that she had committed mistakes in the past. This is particularly about her social media post on a corporation that owed the government some P96 billion in taxes based on “Article 263” of the Philippine Constitution.
Uson also defended her Facebook post where she shared a photo of Honduras policemen while calling for prayers for the Philippine military battling the Maute group in Marawi City. She said she only wanted the public to join in praying for the government forces in Marawi City. Not at all intending to mislead the public.
Anti-Fake News Act
Also, Uson clarified that she neither supports nor opposes Senator Joel Villanueva’s Senate Bill No. 1492 or the proposed Anti-Fake News Act. She remains neutral at this time but lamented that she should not be singled out just because of some mistakes. Those were unintentional. The nature is totally different from Trillanes and Robredo’s lies.