By: Elena Grace Flores
Robin Sweet Showbiz
Unreliable Mainstream Media
Netizens come to realize that people should not believe all the reports of the mainstream media. Young online researchers found out that the source of these news outlets is a hoax. Rappler namedrops Oxford and a certain Cathy King in its alleged report on BBM’s degree. They all have the Rappler link as their source.
The Registrar’s Office has no Access
The young researchers then found out that Cathy King is actually Catherine King who is the secretary of Oxford’s registrar’s office. Their website also has a disclaimer stating that their office has no access to the students’ record.
Name-dropping of the Biased Media
Rappler’s technique of convincing people with their lies is to use a credible name as their source. Without their consent, it is name-dropping. The rest of the media on mainstream follow suit. Where is investigative reporting now? These young netizens online show that they can do a better job in news reporting. Thus, giving mainstream media a bad name.