Kulang sa pansin! Rappler apologizes for shameless ‘fake’ closure drill
A red in the face Rappler was forced to say sorry to netizens who were alarmed by its fake closure order drill.
The simulated raid on livestream showed fake agents walking into the company headquarters to serve an order shutting down the media outlet.
Netizens who were shocked by the video were furious after realizing they were taken for a ride by a propaganda drill staged by Rappler’s legal team.
“Rappler is hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. One of our security drills was mistakenly livestreamed. We apologize for this and have deleted it. We thank you for your support during these uncertain times,” the company said.
Rappler is apparently trying really hard to put itself in the same spotlight as ABS-CBN which is struggling to extend its franchise that expires in March 2020. Although Rappler is also accused of violating the foreign equity ban on local media like ABS-CBN, it has received little sympathy for its case outside of its core allies unlike the TV giant.