Bongbong Marcos Clarifies No Connection to “Troll Army” on Social Media Platforms
The 2022 election presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has clarified that he is not connected to the “troll army” on social media.
The former senator emphasized in an interview with Erwin Tulfo that he does not have a troll army. This follows his victory in an unofficial presidential poll conducted on Facebook and other social media channels.
“Wala akong troll. Hindi ako nagbu-boost (sa social media) dahil ang netizens, ang gagaling ng mga ‘yan, kita nila kaagad ‘yan eh. Alam naman nila kung hindi totoo, saan nanggaling,” Marcos clarified.
Rappler has already removed a Facebook poll from October 7 after it was overwhelmed with “wow” responses showing Marcos’ support. “It was not aligned with our aim,” Rappler said after deleting the Facebook poll.
As a result, Marcos supporters accused the online news outlet, Rappler, of being biased. According to the presidential candidate, Rappler should not have removed his photo since he claimed it depicted people’s pulse.
“Sana naman pinagpatuloy na nila dahil ‘yun naman ang katotohanan, hindi naman kasinungalingan ‘yung nagiging resulta,” Marcos said.
Rappler removed their presidential poll off Facebook, one of the most popular social media networks, on October 13th. Marcos supposedly rose swiftly from the night of October 12 to the morning of October 13, according to the survey.
According to Rappler, there are Arab-looking netizens who vote for Marcos. Arab-looking voters who also appear to be phony accounts are believed to have originated from a service where they could pay to obtain accounts that would respond to a Facebook post.
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