Did ABS-CBN really post “fake news” about DFA Secretary Teddy Locsin?
Thinking Pinoy, a popular social media account that tackles politics accused ABS-CBN of posting “fake news” about the Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr.
According to the post, ABS-CBN released a news article earlier this day, February 5, reporting that Sec. Locsin said this: “This is a plot of the United States and the West to destroy China by first destroying itself.”
The said statement from the Secretary was quoted during the senate hearing on the 2019 novel coronavirus. Apparently, that showed that Locsin was “accusing the United States of engineering a bioweapon against China.”
However, Thinking Pinoy slammed this and showed what was the real statement of the DFA Secretary. According to the post, Locsin stated: “Again, this is a plot of the United States and the West to destroy China by first destroying itself. This is really clever.”
Then, the netizen pointed out that “Sarcasm was created to confuse the Stupid.” In addition, he elaborated on an incident wherein Senator Tito Sotto asked Sec. Teddy Locsin to react to the viral video alleging that either China or the US developed the 2019 novel coronavirus as a bio-weapon.
It was said that Locsin called the video as the “craziest” he has ever seen. “Locsin basically said if China did it, then why would it test the virus on its own people? And if the US did it, then why would the US even entertain the possibility of 2019-nCoV spreading on US soil?” Thinking Pinoy said. In addition, the post stated that the DFA Secretary already dismissed the conspiracy theory.
ABS-CBN already took down the said news article but Thinking Pinoy showed the link to the archive and he said that the network has not issued an erratum as of the writing.
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