Nag-share lang ako! Mocha wants Andanar to file admin raps vs. staffer over wrong Marawi pic
Peeved at the latest accusation she’s spreading fake news, Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson wants administrative charges filed against the person who posted a misleading photo of Marawi City, which she shared on her Facebook page.
In a letter sent to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on October 26, Uson said she posted the photo showing a “cleared and calm Marawi” on her Facebook page because it came from the account of “Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa.”
She found out, however, that the photo was not only grabbed from Rappler, but the person who posted it did not have the clearance to do so.
“Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa” is a publication under the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
Despite finding out that the person “had been dealt with,” Uson said she wants Andanar, to investigate the incident.
“I am therefore constrained to inquire with your office, as the appointing authority of the said unnamed person to conduct an investigation on the same, discover the name and designation of the person responsible for the offending picture and if the evidence warrants, initiate the appropriate administrative case against the said unnamed person,” she said.
Uson said Rappler not only called her attention for the unauthorized use of its photo, but it also blamed her and her office for fake news.
Rappler wrote that the photo Uson posted was taken by their correspondent on the third day of the Marawi siege and not after the conflict ended.