The United States Embassy in Manila on September 24 denied reports claiming that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley asked for space for President Rodrigo Duterte to run the Philippines.
The report actually originated from the fake news site aljazeeranews-tv.com, which is trying to mimic the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news site.
Al Jazeera’s Philippine correspondent, Jamela Alindogan, called out the fake news on September 23 and urged people to be more vigilant against fake news that is trying to “fool the public.”
Meme Buster also busted the article on September 21 after finding the other fake materials on aljazeeranews-tv.com.
Reacting to the spread of the false story, US Embassy press attache Molly Koscina clarified the issue.
“There has been reporting recently incorrectly quoting a speech that was never made,” Koscina wrote.
She added that Haley’s remarks can be found on the US Mission to the United Nations website.
— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) September 24, 2017