Did GMA News publish “Overflowing STD virus from Kris Aquino causes a stink at NAIA-1”?

Did GMA News post a story titled "Overflowing STD virus from Kris Aquino causes a stink at NAIA-1"? (Screenshot by Mike Acebedo Lopez)

A news item from GMA News Online supposedly titled “Overflowing STD virus from Kris Aquino causes a stink at NAIA-1” left lots of Facebook users amused when it went viral Monday night.

Netizens took screenshots of the post, most of them wondering if GMANews.tv was hacked or if an erring intern committed the blunder.

The screenshot below was taken by Freeman columnist Mike Acebedo Lopez, a former panelist in Boy Abunda’s “Bottom Line.”

 

Did GMA News post a story titled "Overflowing STD virus from Kris Aquino causes a stink at NAIA-1"? (Screenshot by Mike Acebedo Lopez)
Did GMA News post a story titled “Overflowing STD virus from Kris Aquino causes a stink at NAIA-1”? (Screenshot by Mike Acebedo Lopez)

 The pace at which the story went viral prompted GMA News to publish a brief disclaimer/clarification. In the post, the network emphasized that it “has never posted a story with the headline on the STD virus” and that their website was not hacked.

They further explained that the Kris Aquino headline could be a prank done by Facebook users who shared the original link. GMA News pointed out Facebook’s little-known feature which allows its users to edit the title of articles they share.  

GMA News noted that despite the title alteration, clicking on the fake headline would still redirect users to the original article titled “Overflowing septic tank causes a stink at NAIA-1.”

PS: The Filipino Scribe tried the said feature to find out how it goes. Notice the screenshot below:

edit the headline of articles on Facebook
Facebook indeed has a little-known feature that allows it users to edit the headlines of articles they share

 

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

2 Comments on Did GMA News publish “Overflowing STD virus from Kris Aquino causes a stink at NAIA-1”?

  1. after apihin ng mga Aquino c nora…now, it’s the divine justice speaks…justice is conscience not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole humanity….

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