Where truth and information lie

I have yet to personally gain more information and knowledge about the Rappler incident to be able to weigh more in on the subject.

I’d just like to place into perspective the ramifications if such a case would continue in the country.

In our world there is the public, the government, and the media.

The public elects the government (most of it) and the government performs what is expected of them. The media reports back to the public about what happens. Should the government fall corrupt, it is media’s responsibility to report and have the public decide on what their next course of action should be.

Should the same people we trust to tell us the news fall victim to the same corrupt practices or should any of them be ordered to omit, edit, or close down altogether, we can trust the online world to do that for us.

Yes, the internet is a messy place, it’s choc full of trolls, predators, and nasty bits. But what we can rely on, is that the internet can self-regulate. It may come with fake news, hyper-aggressive statements, alt-right, white supremacists, racists, and sexists, but in a world where our voice are going to matter more and more, we have to trust that we can all correct ourselves in the goal of achieving a common good.

It now has fallen to our shoulders, all those that have influence, all those that have a social media accounts, to rally behind the truth, the right information, the just, and the righteous.

We have, in the very palm of our hands, the right tools to be able to overcome most anything.

It’s a scary world we live in, this much I know, but I still believe in the power of the people. Rally on.

Mabuhay, Manila.

Drew Uy

I do words, food, coffee, and photos. Hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit

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