Duterte Facebook fan pages shared an article about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sending Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and the Filipinos a lovely message praising the war against drugs in the country.
The articles from different blogs quoted the same statement from Trudeau saying this: “Canada and the Philippines have been good friends for centuries. Philippines, know that Canada loves you and we are giving you the fullest support. Count on us anytime and we would be at your door step.”
The articles also cited dw-tv3.com as their source.
We checked DW-Tv3’s article and it claimed that “many of the leaders who criticized (Duterte’s war on drugs) have come back to acknowledge the need for this war.”
The article added that Trudeau was among the latest voice to add to the leaders who “praised Duterte.” Then came the quote that was also repeated by the other blogs shared by the Duterte fan pages.
We checked DW-Tv3’s “About” page and the blog claimed that it is a “news website targeted at breaking news and rumors. Almost all the stories contained on this website were broken by us.” The site also said that they are based in Cologne, Germany with offices spread all over 17 countries across the world.
Despite its claims about publishing breaking news, DW-Tv3 has actually started several death hoaxes and published fake, satire news.
Memebuster has already busted that Kim Jong-Un article as a satire because it was first published by satirical blog theguard1an.com.
Social rights activist Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is very much alive, despite DW-Tv3’s claim that he died. In fact, he and His Holiness Dalai Lama are even releasing a new book called The Book of Joy this October, according to an article by Herald Live.
If you Google “dw-tv3,” the first one that pops up is their breaking news about Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote dying in Germany. However, you’d see on the same page of the search results an article about Dangote refuting that death hoax, saying that he is alive.
According to GhanaWeb, Dangote tweeted that he is “hale, hearty and alive” and to ignore malicious report about his death.
The only time Trudeau got in touch with Duterte or talked about Duterte was when the Canadian Prime Minister greeted Duterte for his apparent win on May 25 via phone call. During the same call, Duterte also apologized for the beheading of Canadian John Ridsdel by the Abu Sayyaf, according to an Inquirer report.
Now, would you still believe DW-Tv3 despite faking stories about people’s death and making up fake stories and statements? Nope!
Sources: (heraldlive.co.za, ghanweb.com, globalnation.inquirer.net)
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