Skip to main content

Hoax BBC Flash News Regarding Japan Radiation Leak Already Reached Other Asian Countries

Map of Japan with Fukushima highlighted
Fukushima, Japan. Image via Wikipedia
The hoax text/SMS about the alleged radioactive fallout from the problematic Fukushima had already reached other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, India and Hong Kong. The fictitious message warns people in the Philippines and other Asian countries against the radiation that leaked from the problematic nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan caused by magnitude 9.0 earthquake that rocked the northern part of the country last March 11, 2011. It advises everyone to stay indoors especially when it rains and to put "betadine", an Iodine based solution to the neck area to protect the thyroid from the radioactive particles.

The text message began to spread in the Philippines early morning of Monday, March 14 after reports of a second explosion from one of the Fukushima reactors. By afternoon, the message became viral and already spread in the internet through Twitter and Facebook.

At approximately 3PM that day, this blog, Blogged Philippines, posted an article entitled: NOT TRUE: BBC News Flash Report: Japan government confirms radiation leak at Fukushima nuke plants. It clarified that the alleged BBC Flash News was not true. The article pointed out that BBC did not have a Flash News of that sort and cited credible sources like the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) and the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) itself. All these sources rejects the possibility of imminent threat to the Philippines and other Asian countries in contrast to what the hoax SMS is claiming.

Similar announcements were issued by the Philippine Government through the Department of Health (DOH), Office of the President, and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urging the public not to believe the hoax text message.

Three days after that hoax message caused panic in the Philippines, it started to spread into other Asian countries. One comment from India lamented: " In India, this sms making ppl confuse...most of mobiles receiving this msg....crazy ppl"

Similar cases were reported in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and other Asian countries.

Comments

  1. matakot kayo sa karma please! Don't proliferate wrong information!kung sino man po yan nag prolifrate ng hoax text message na yan!

    Anyway please visit my site too po http://www.travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

SCAM: My First Scam Text This Year; 850000 Pesos from GMA Kapuso Foundation

It's a brand new year for everyone, including local scammers. And despite all the efforts by PLDT and Globe Telecom to curb text message scammers, from time to time, they still creep out and show up in our inboxes. And as hard to believe as the messages of winning some great amounts of money is the fact that there are still people who believe them. I personally know someone and that scam text message triggered events that turn her life upside down. So my point is, we still need to be careful regarding these scam messages. The danger is real! So without further ado, here's the scam message I received a few days ago. On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at exactly 3:33PM (PH time), I received this message from a certain Atty. Jhon Acosta with phone number 09552962911 Congratulations! Ursim# Hadwon PHP850,000 From(GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION) To Claim Send Ur (NAME/ADD/AGE) &Call Me Now Im Atty;JHON ACOSTA DTI#0391s2018 Thankyou,  Do Not Ever Reply Obviously, this is a

How to Set an Appointment with SSS Online?

To avoid long lines in SSS Offices, you can use their online services to set an appointment before going there. Here's the steps to do it. Note: SSS stands for Social Security System, a government owned and controlled corporation serving as a statutory insurance service for private individuals. 1. Log-in to www.sss.gov.ph . In the login tab in the menu, you can select SSS Login and you'll be greeted with this interface. Use your username and password to login. In case you forgot either or both your password and your username, just click the appropriate link. In case you haven't registered for an online account, click the appropriate button to register. 2. Once you have entered your account, hover over to Members Profile and select the Appointment System link under it. 3. Select from the drop-down menus the Purpose of your visit, the Region , and the SSS Servicing Branch you wanted to visit. 4. Select a date from the calendar provided and

FREE Calls to Your Favorite Fast-food Chain on Globe Phones

In the age of mobile apps and ordering via internet, people are increasingly going from "calling" to "tapping and clicking" their fast food orders. The arrival of Honestbee , Foodpanda and just recently, Grab Food is a testament to how much this trend is growing. The visual effect these apps provide has a huge advantage over voice only "call". In an apparent attempt to pull back some users in using the hotlines, Jollibee Group teams up with Globe Telecoms to allow free calls on their Globe handset to order from their favorite fastfood. Yes, even without a load , you can make a call to the Hotlines. Here's the promotional poster. Just dial these numbers to order: Jollibee - #87000 Mang Inasal - #71111 Chowking - #98888 Greenwich - #55555 Burger King - #22222 For more information check this link http://business.globe.com.ph/news-and-events/jollibee-to-expand-express-delivery.html