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LOOK: Facebook’s Independence Day greeting shows inverted flag

/ 01:23 PM June 12, 2016
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Does Facebook know something that Filipinos don’t?

Netizens were surprised when Facebook gave them an unusual greeting to commemorate the country’s 118th Independence Day on Sunday.

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The Philippine flag, which accompanied the “Happy Independence Day” greeting,  showed that the red side of the flag was on top.

If the Philippine flag is flown with its red side on top, this means that the country is at war.

Filipinos took to social media to comment on this blunder.

Twitter user @mnugaspar said: “Facebook has the Philippine flag upside down. If this is a sign of things to come… “

Another Twitter user @econcepcion said: “Dear @facebook: It’s not a happy Independence Day if our flag is like this. Like seriously.”

@jezpot5000 said: “Hahahaha,@facebook something’s wrong with this PH flag…
ALTHOUGH you might know something we don’t (?)”

INQUIRER.net has reached out to Facebook for its comment but has not received a response as of posting time. AJH/JE/rga

 

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