Twitter personality Zyza Nadine Suzara a.k.a. “Budget Babe” is eating her words today following a recent move by Twitter owner Elon Musk to revoke the revered Blue Tick badge from noted Twitter users.
A tweet dated the 27th August 2022 in which Suzara dismissed a fellow user of the platform as a “troll” on the sole basis of not being “verified” (evidenced by said blue tick) on Musk’s platform did not age well.
Credentialism is a cancer that needs to be eradicated from the Philippines’ national “debate”. A habit of deferring to credentials leads to a prevalence of the logical fallacy of appeal to authority in the the national discourse that severely degrades it.
Suzara, who happens to have been a staff member of the notorious Butch Abad when he served as Budget Secretary in the administration of the late former President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III should serve as an example to would be participants in political discourse on social media. It is worth noting that Abad presided over the Philippines’ biggest pork barrel scandal in history. That, may have nothing to do with the topic of this post, but, as said, it was worth noting just the same.
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