While “Philippine Dairy Inquirer” describes itself as a parody page, the post in question was not labeled as satire, and could still mislead people into thinking that Robredo had voted for Marcos.
Photo from the satire page Philippine Dairy Inquirer
CLAIM: Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo “accidentally” voted for Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Philippine Dairy Inquirer, a satire page created on April 25, 2022, published a satirical “BREAKING” post claiming Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo “accidentally” voted for her fellow presidential bet, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
The post has drawn more than 28,000 reactions and 18,000 shares as of 4:53 p.m.
It’s easy to mistake the satirical page for the official Facebook page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer broadsheet, which is not the main digital content producer under the umbrella of the INQUIRER Group of Companies (IGC).
The digital news website INQUIRER.net has the biggest Facebook following with 7.8 million, while the official Philippine Daily Inquirer Facebook page only has about 28,000 followers.
The Philippine Dairy Inquirer’s photo also included a facetious caption: “Inakala ni Leni Robredo na ang na-shade niyang bilog ay sa tapat ng kanyang pangalan pero habang pinapasok ang balota nniya (sic) sa VCM, doon niya nakitang may mahal na siyang iba. #LUTANG.”
Lutang (scatterbrained) is among the many nicknames for Robredo by her critics.
PressOne.PH’s fact-checkers rate as “SATIRE” content that uses “irony, exaggeration, or absurdity for criticism or awareness, particularly in the context of political, religious, or social issues, but that a reasonable user would not immediately understand to be satirical.”
While “Philippine Dairy Inquirer” describes itself as a parody page, the post in question was not labeled as satire, and could still mislead people into thinking that Robredo had voted for Marcos. John Ezekiel J. Hirro
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