Facebook finally fact-checked presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr’s claim that the Supreme Court blocked evidence of electoral fraud against him during the 2016 elections.
In a video titled BBM VLOG 149: Hinarang na Ebidensya, Marcos Jr. highlighted how egregious the alleged rigging was against his vice-presidential run.
He asked the public to judge whether he truly was cheated when Leni Robredo won the said position.
“Ito ang kinakatakutang ebidensya na buong pwersa nilang hinarang ng limang taon. Kayo na po ang humusga,” the entry read.
However, facebook tagged the video as “false information.”
It said that the “same information was checked in another post by independent fact-checkers.”
The video alleged that all voters from the ARMM region voted for Robredo. While it is true that Robredo won ARMM, she only received 464,430 votes, while Marcos got 283,579.
On February 16, 2021, the Supreme Court, serving as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, junked Marcos Jr’s electoral protest against Robredo due to a lack of evidence.
Netizens weren’t too surprised by facebook’s decision to correct Marcos Jr’s video.
Bakit may false information sa page ni BBM? Ah kasi page ni BBM. Hitik sa false info. pic.twitter.com/UCYmYF3V1r
— Gerry Cacanindin (@GerryCacanindin) April 5, 2022
BBM vlog 149 HAHAH sprearing fake news since feb 2021
— NN (@NestorNarvasa) April 5, 2022
Fact Check Philippines also fact-checked the claim two months prior.