Just In – With social media networking sites becoming the primary source of news for most Filipinos, the government is thinking of assigning already overburdened teachers to check comments online.
They will not censor content but rather point out mistakes in, for instance, grammar and spelling.
As usual, @hotmanila got the story first.
Here is the breaking news:
Gov’t mulls assigning teachers to Internet commenters
Hot Manila – by Alan RoblesPosted at 06/23/2014 12:50 PM | Updated as of 06/23/2014 12:50 PM
Government announced yesterday it is considering assigning public school teachers to every Internet commenter in the Philippines.
It said it is alarmed by a trend where, apparently, Filipinos don’t bother to read online articles before reacting.
As a result, they post misinformed statements, making them, in the words of one official, “look really stupid.”
According to bogus official Darwin Dimagets, under the proposed scheme, one schoolteacher will be assigned to each online commenter to make sure that person completely reads and understands each article. The teacher will then check comments for mistakes in logic, grammar, consistency and spelling.
“We hope this will promote critical thinking, the development of inquiring minds and reasoned argument.
“And if commenters don’t pass scrutiny, the teachers are authorized to hit them on the head with a wooden ruler. Each and every time they make a mistake.”
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