READ: Statement of Inquirer about their posted fake photos in Marawi City

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At around 11 am today, May 24, the Inquirer posted on its Facebook page five photos purportedly taken in the aftermath of the Marawi City siege. The photos came from a reliable source, a government official in the city, who sought to express the trauma the people of Marawi were experiencing. Before we could complete the verification process (including having another reporter call the source and doing a reverse-image search), we posted all five photos.

That was a mistake, and we apologize unreservedly. Two of the photos were taken down around noon, when we double-checked with the source, and the rest were removed around 1 pm, when even the source’s assurances could no longer be supported. We regret not moving fast enough to correct the mistake.

We regret even more that this mistake cast a shadow over the reporting that the entire Inquirer Group put into the coverage of both the siege and the subsequent declaration of martial law. Those print, online, social, and radio stories were the best obtainable version of the truth at the time we reported them.

Moving forward, we will review our procedures and impose the necessary sanctions to make sure that this mistake will not happen again, even as we remain committed to cover the developing story as best we can.


Source: Inquirer

READ: Statement of Inquirer about their posted fake photos in Marawi City READ: Statement of Inquirer about their posted fake photos in Marawi City Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on May 25, 2017 Rating: 5

26 comments:

  1. Too late! We will never trust you anymore! That is just one proof of your lies in your reporting just to sensationalize things! And you are biased!

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    1. Totally agree! I couldn't have said it in a better way.

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  2. So do you trust Mocha..:D

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    1. i am not saying that mocha is perfect or that everything she says is credible but then again, mocha is not in question here, is she?

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    2. couldn't agree with you more Michael. why even include Mocha when she's not the issue here.

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    3. Mocha, per se, is not the issue, the issue if your continued trust of Mocha's fake news. Inquirer already apologized, has Mocha done the same?

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    4. Mocha is a blogger while inquirer is news... blogs are about opinions and news should be about facts.

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    5. Booom! Checkmate! YELLOW BRAINED SHIT!

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    6. Perfect DigitizedWill

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  3. Dili na lagi mo makalusot...

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  4. So that simply means you would rather put a premium on quick publication BEFORE doing any verification of photos (or news items, for that matter) you obtain. "Excellent" journalism indeed.

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  5. Hindi na kailangan Inquirer alam na ng taong bayan sino kayo....

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  6. NABUKO NA KAYO!!!THAT WAS THE ONLY TIME YOU WITHDRAW IT.IT WASN'T A MISTAKE BUT CLEARLY IT WAS DELIBERATE ON YOUR PART TO SENSATIONALIZE YOUR STORY JUST TO SELL YOUR PAPER AND TO DESTROY THIS COUNYRY.YOU HAVE DONE IT SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST KAYA LANG NOBODY RAISE HELL.BUT THIS TIME HINDI NAMIN KAYO PALUSUTIN!!!!!!!!!TAX EVADERS...

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  7. That is what we call fake new. Starting tomorrow I will buy Star or Manila Times, Thank you.

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  8. Trust is lost long time ago. But apology is accepted.

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  9. finally... by their own admission of incompetence and bias... hope this is 1 factor for them to be put out of business

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  10. THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER IS PURE IRRESPONSIBLE GARBAGE!!! HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN IN OPERATION???

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  11. Get a good credible photo editor to do the job. Never let desk editors handle photo editing.

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  12. Mabuti nga at nag issue pa ng apology ang inquirer. Eh, yung PNA na nagpost din ng pekeng balita biga na lang binago yung post nila. Ni ha, ni ho wala! KAYA PARE-PAREHO LANG SILANG SHIT!

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  13. NO TO #FAKENEWS! dapat kayo papanagutin.

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  14. sad to say that most of the media journalist here in the Philippines are not CREDIBLE & IRRESPONSIBLE, "kwentong barbero" yung pinagrereport nyo daig nyo pa yung chismosa at chimoso sa palengke.

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  15. Nothing really new. Inquirer is like that and has been like that, publishing fake news just to sell. Well, I still read them though but on their website. I don't buy their junk paper.

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