It has always bothered me how people on Facebook can like/react to links based on the headline alone and obviously without reading and comprehending the full text of the article linked to.
A friend told me once it has to do with the unholy alliance between Facebook and the local telco, Smart ‐ free data to post/browse/interact on Facebook but clicking links to external sites are not covered by the free data. Result — people liking/reacting/sharing linked articles without having read them.
So, yesterday, I did a little experiment. I looked for posts against the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani and posted as replies the links to RA 289 and the Philippine Star article from my previous blog entry. The results were mixed but mostly predictable.