Inquirer released a statement regarding their posted fake news about Marawi City Situation

Inquirer released a statement regarding their posted fake news about Marawi City Situation

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Ito ang released statement ng Philippine Daily Inquirer hinggil sa peke at maling naibalita basahin ang kanilang press released at paumanhin.

INQUIRER STATEMENT ON ERRONEOUS PHOTOS

At around 11 am today, May 24, the Inquirer posted on its Facebook page five photos purportedly taken in the aftermath of the Marawi City siege. The photos came from a reliable source, a government official in the city, who sought to express the trauma the people of Marawi were experiencing. Before we could complete the verification process (including having another reporter call the source and doing a reverse-image search), we posted all five photos.

That was a mistake, and we apologize unreservedly. Two of the photos were taken down around noon, when we double-checked with the source, and the rest were removed around 1 pm, when even the source’s assurances could no longer be supported. We regret not moving fast enough to correct the mistake.

We regret even more that this mistake cast a shadow over the reporting that the entire Inquirer Group put into the coverage of both the siege and the subsequent declaration of martial law. Those print, online, social, and radio stories were the best obtainable version of the truth at the time we reported them.

Moving forward, we will review our procedures and impose the necessary sanctions to make sure that this mistake will not happen again, even as we remain committed to cover the developing story as best we can.

Read Here : The posted fake news Inquirer Nagbalita ng Maling Photo Hinggil sa Sitwasyon sa Marawi City

 

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