Some Pinoy netizens duped by The Adobo Chronicles satire piece, U.S. Embassy intervenes
If it sounds too good to be true, check your source.
Idiocy on the Internet often leads to the most baffling scenarios.
Just recently, many netizens fell for the satirical article on The Adobo Chronicles entitled, "U.S. announces ’no visa’ policy for Filipinos." They went on to share the article on various social media platforms along with their own jubilant commentaries. Natually, their family members and friends assumed they had read and understood the article.
It snowballed from there.
GMA News Online later reported that the Philippine embassy in Washington D.C. had to issue a statement about the matter. Posted on its website Wednesday, April 23, the statement read: "The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines would like to inform the public that there is no truth to what appears to be an online news report that the United States has announced a 'no visa' policy for Filipinos. The Embassy has been in touch with the US Department of State, which has denied making such an announcement."
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