Philippines: Authorities waging war vs. fake volcanologists in social media

Source(s): Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
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LEGAZPI CITY — Authorities here are waging a war against fake volcanologists who suddenly sprouted in the social media after the Mayon Volcano’s quiet eruption last week.

There seems to be no hitches as everybody is entitled to express their opinion on their social media accounts, according to Dr. Cedric Daep, head of the Albay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

But the problem is that the opinions of some netizens who suddenly became experts on volcanoes and disaster management are being believed by some residents reading the posts.


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