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#NasaPusodKoAngPangulo trending is why you should always proofread before posting

You know how it’s fandom culture to show your love and support for your bias via hashtags, right? I can guarantee you that there’s at least one trend dedicated to a K-pop artist every day, and that’s what’s great about fandom culture. It shows just how dedicated and supportive fans can be.

And sometimes it covers even personalities outside the entertainment industry. Just ask the DDS with their latest hashtag in support of President Rodrigo Duterte, #NasaPusoKoAngPangulo.

In a statement, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar said that #NasaPusoKoAngPangulo topped the Philippines’ Twitter trends after the president’s public address on Tuesday night.

“Despite the relentless and absurd posts and comments by some individuals and groups on social media regarding the President’s supposed absence throughout the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, we thank the public for the continued support [it has] shown on social media,” he said.

The last thing you want is to immortalize your internet persona as that kid whose belly button harbored the highest official of the land.

See, there’s just one problem: That’s not the hashtag that topped the trends, but ooooh, so close. What you’re probably seeing on your top Twitter trends is #NasaPusodKoAngPangulo, which translates to “the president is in my navel.” It’s a one-letter difference from #NasaPusoKoAngPangulo, completely changing its meaning from “the president is in my heart.” 

As of writing, there are almost 14,000 tweets under #NasaPusodKoAngPangulo, which is still trending. Some people have tried to counter that with the currently trending #MaySayadSiLeni, only for it to be taken over by fancams as well. As the vice president once tweeted, “lols.”

Even on trend trackers like Trends24.in and GetDayTrends.com, #NasaPusoKoAngPangulo isn’t the top trend. According to data from GetDayTrends.com, it peaked at number two yesterday at almost 30,000 tweets―not number one, as PCOO claimed. So close, but not really, while three other hashtags about Pres. Duterte trended alongside it: #DuterteMeltdown (over 79,800 tweets, peaked at number one), #NaasarAngPangulo (almost 10,000 tweets) and #NasiraanAngPangulo (over 33,400 tweets, also peaked at number one).

Whether it’s an honest typographical error or a pun that blew up, this is a lesson for all of us using the internet: Check before you post anything. Read before you retweet. Fact-check before you share. When in doubt, Google is free.

The last thing you want is to immortalize your internet persona as that kid whose belly button harbored the highest official of the land.

 

Read more:
In today’s post-11/11 news, the DDS are butthurt over makeup now
5 signs you met a softboi (or… the President)
Btw, it’s “Iskolar ng Bayan,” not “Iskolar ng Presidente”

 

Art by Yel Sayo

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