Rappler Naming Philippines as Next in Pres. Trump's Travel Ban Debunked by a Journalist


The self-proclaimed social news site in the Philippines Rappler made another blunder and now dubbed by netizens as an alleged fake news site after they reported an article that includes Southern Philippines as one of the those in the list of who will be ban to enter the US as ordered by Pres. Donald Trump.


Rappler's unverified report went viral on social media after netizens shared the news online but a prominent freelance journalist, Mike Cohen debunked the claimed of Rappler by giving a concrete evidence that the news outlet spreads an alleged fake information online.

According to Mike Cohen there are lots of people who were upset over a False Report on Southern Philippines wrongly alleged to be put on an upcoming list by the US government for temporary suspension of visa entry.

Mike Cohen also posted a link posted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) the alleged source of Rappler's information. Cohen also noted that there is no ban for Filipinos or those living in Southern Philippines, the ban imposed by Pres. Trump is only intended for 7 Arabian countries.

Here's the Complete Statement of Mike K. Cohen:

Earlier today a lot of people were upset over a FALSE report on the Southern Philippines wrongly alleged to be put on a upcoming list by the US gov't for temporary suspension of visa entry.

The report quoted a organization in a report by Rappler identified as the American Immigration Lawyers Association. It has been disavowed and debunked. Pls find a email I got from
Ms. Belle Woods, deputy communications director AILA American Immigration Lawyers Association


Dear Mr. Cohen,
I am not a spokesperson but I can share this statement which you can attribute to AILA: we posted it on our website, publicly available, earlier today: 

February 2, 2017

In response to rumors of plans to expand the travel ban to other countries, DOS informed AILA that there is no addendum, annex, or amendment now being worked on to expand visa revocations or the travel ban to countries other than those currently implicated in the Executive Order entitled, "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." This includes Colombia and Venezuela which have been widely rumored to be under consideration. DOS confirmed that there is no information that supports such a rumor and asked that AILA members help end the spread of this false information.

Thank you for letting us know about the websites spreading this rumor. I will share that information with my colleagues.

Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Belle

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Source: Mike K. Cohen FB Page
 

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