Sass Rogando Sasot, a mere blogger blasts Rappler even before it’s license was revoked. She cites some evidence of the debunked Media’s biased news especially the one submitted to Bloomberg. Plus its connivance with VP Leni Robredo versus Bongbong Marcos’ online supporters. It also claims anew that it is trending in the Philippines with only 17,000 tweets. A clear indication that they do not have the proper online tools to monitor data. The SEC’s kill order revoking its license to operate is the first of its kind in history – both for the Commission and for Philippine media, it said. It’s CEO, Maria Ressa accuses President Du30 of silencing government-critical media like them.
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Media Licence Revoked
The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC to revoke Rappler’s registration is for violating the Constitution as per the record. There are words of support from their supporter via social media but it failed to monitor the other side of the fence how happy they are for the good riddance.
In SEC’s order, it focused on the company’s Philippine Depositary Receipts or PDR from Omidyar Network. It says that it violates constitutional restrictions on ownership and control of mass media entities. Under the constitution, Filipinos must own a majority of the company’s share. Besides, the online publication behaves like a blogger and not as a media entity that must be in neutral position. They should not be taking the side of Robredo and must not openly support her trolls in counteracting the popularity of Bongbong Marcos using baseless accusations like the alleged ill-gotten wealth, fake diploma, and anti-Sandro Marcos statements.
Rappler also said that netizens condemn such action of the government saying that it is a blatant effort to silence the press for its critical reporting against them. As a proof, they quoted LaddadOfficial, Little Red Shoes, and Althea Again’s comments that are obviously fake accounts which posted pro-Liberal Party sentiments. Social media users can only be credible if their real identity is not hidden. Maybe, Rappler also has no clue on that.