Wikipedia compiles all FAKE news peddled by Philippine Fake News Queen
Mocha Uson’s fake news hearing in the Senate had some quotable remarks from the blogger-slash-PCOO head. One of them was that she was also a victim of fake news. All the while trying to defend why she posted multiple falsehoods and photos on her social media accounts, and claiming that she merely shared them from other websites. Which raises the question on whether or not she verifies facts.
Although Mocha has apologized and took down many of her posts, there are still receipts. Because you can’t hide everything from the Internet. So let’s look back on some of the times that Mocha, or whoever’s running her page, was caught sharing and posting fake news. (OCTOBER 04, 2017 A List of Mocha Uson’s Fake News Posts BY JACQUELINE ARIAS Read more: http://preen.inquirer.net/58185/a-list-of-mocha-usons-fake-news-posts#ixzz5CQ0vwS3o @preenonline on Instagram Follow us: @preenonline on Twitter | preenonline on Facebook)
[Mocha] Uson has been widely criticized for constantly propagating fake news and misinformation. As such, she has been called by netizens "the Queen of Fake News".
Notable incidents include:
Uson's Facebook post on that called for prayers for Filipino soldiers, but which netizens pointed out accompanied a photo of praying Honduran forces. In her defense, Uson contended that she never claimed that the photo was that of members of the Philippine Army, and that the photo was just a "symbolism".
Uson's posting a news report praising the DSWD under the Duterte Administration's system for packing 50,000 relief goods commenting "That's how much the Duterte Administration values the ordinary Filipino", when in fact, the news report was published on Oct. 1, 2015 before Duterte became president.
Sharing the photo of a dead girl who was supposedly raped and murdered by Filipino drug addicts and asking why there was no outrage from the Commission on Human Rights. It turned out that the incident was from Brazil in 2014. Uson later took down her post.
Attacking the administration and students of St. Scholastica's College for committing "child abuse" in forcing the young students to attend anti-Ferdinand Marcos burial rallies. This turned out to be false as attendance by the students at the rallies were purely voluntary and done with the permission of their parents.
Sharing an article about a decorated policeman who was slain by drug dealers and challenging Vice President Leni Robredo, senators Bam Aquino, Antonio Trillanes, and Risa Hontiveros about when they would visit the wake. It turns out that the article was printed a year before, making it impossible for the Vice President and Senators to attend the wake or funeral.
In a commentary about the tax evasion case against the tobacco company Mighty Corp, she cited the 263rd article of the Philippine Constitution. A netizen pointed out that the Philippine Constitution only has 18 articles.
On October 23, 2017, after Marawi was declared "liberated" following the deaths of Maute and Hapilon, Uson posted an image of clean city streets, claiming that Duterte's government moved really fast and that "22 barangays were already cleaned". It turns out that the photo was from May 25, 2017 - just the 3rd day of the Marawi siege.
In November 2017 on the day after the ASEAN summit came to a close, Uson shared a post by RJ Nieto misquoting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as saying "...Theoretically, it is impossible to get (the garbage) back... even if it originally came from Canada" in reference to trash shipped to the Philippines from Canada. In fact, Trudeau's actual quote was "Even though it originally came from Canada, we had legal barriers and restrictions that prevented us from being able to take it back. Those regulations and those impediments have now been addressed, so it is now theoretically possible to get it back.", which is the complete opposite of what Uson and Nieto shared.
In January 2018, Uson lashed back at critics over the award for government service she received from the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, stating that the controversy was being used to cover up the issues over Dengvaxia in the Philippines, former Senator Franklin Drilon's receiving of funds from Janet Lim-Napoles and "most importantly", the continuing erruption of Mayon Volcano in Naga, Camarines Sur. However, Mayon Volcano is located in Albay Province in the Bicol Region. Netizens and celebrities reacted on Social Media on Uson's gaffe, flooding the internet with memes over Uson's ignorance. Uson later apologized for her "tiny mistake", but continued to accuse critics of silence over the issues of Dengvaxia and the death of UST law student Atio Castillo from a fraternity hazing. The latter claim was also false as Castillo's death had drawn public outrage, rallies, and resurrected calls for stricter anti-hazing laws in the Philippines.
Various Philippine senators have also criticized Uson for continuously spreading fake news.
In September 2017, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV filed administrative and criminal complaints against Uson for spreading fake news that he owned offshore bank accounts and for other alleged unlawful acts committed by the official. The lawmaker also filed graft charges against Uson for allegedly using her position to propagate false information.
In April of 2018, an administrative complaint was filed against Uson by Akbayan Youth before the Office of the Ombudsman over posting misleading content on her Facebook page, with the charges of grave misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. Uson did not attempt to defend herself against the charges, and instead made a joke thanking the complainants for giving her the idea of putting up a "Fire Mocha Café", named after the hashtag #FireMocha used by the complainants.
When asked by entertainment columnist Ricky Lo if she slept soundly at night despite the "ruckus" created by her writings, Uson replied that she did:
"Yes. I sleep soundly at night knowing that I am fighting for the right side. There is a war going on between good and evil. My mission is to separate truth from lies, light from darkness and good from evil." — Mocha Uson, Philippine Star Interview
Data research and analysis done by Rappler has shown that Uson has been peddling fake news and sharing posts from Philippine fake news websites multiple times. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mocha_Uson#Fake_news_and_misleading_information)