- The Department of Education (DepEd) warned the public against posting staged or malicious photos concerning the agency and blended learning
- The agency said such posts must be verified first before shared online
- The DepEd said they will not hesitate to investigate and take legal actions against those who spread misinformation
The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued a warning against the posting of staged and malicious photos concerning blended learning.
As the school resumes via blended learning, several photos that shows malicious or erroneous learning materials allegedly from DepEd have surfaced on social media. According to DepEd, these posts that seem to put the education agency and the entire blended learning in a bad light should be verified first. The education agency said they will not take the assumptions lightly and will verify the authenticity of the photos or posts.
On Facebook, DepEd explained, “Ang Kagawaran ng Edukasyon ay nakatatanggap ng mga ulat ng mga maling impormasyon na naglalaman ng mga larawang ginawa lamang upang maghatid ng maling konotasyon sa pagsasagawa ng taong panuruan 2020-2021.”
The agency said they will not hesitate to take legal actions to stop misinformation. They also urged the public to be wary in sharing unverified information or photos that will compromise the education agency and its intention.
“Ang DepEd ay magsasagawa ng imbestigasyon at mga legal na hakbang upang masigurong tanging mga tamang impormasyon lamang ang makaaabot sa aming mga stakeholder. Pinapayuhan din ang publiko na maging maingat sa mga impormasyon o larawang inuugnay ang pangalan ng Kagawaran bago ito ipamahagi, ito rin ay para sa ikabubuti ng interest ng lahat na patuloy na sumasabay sa pagbabagong-kalagayan ng edukasyon,” the DepEd added.
In the end, DepEd encouraged the public to get information or report suspicious posts or complaints to the offical social media accounts of the agency. They can also send a report to the Public Assistance Command Center via [email protected] or call the following contact numbers: 8636-1663, 8638-7529, 8633-1942, 8638-7531, 8634-0222, 8635-9817, 8638-8641, 8631-6033 or 8638-7530.