Bam to Leni supporters: fight against fake news, lies

FORMER Senator Benigno Paolo “Bam” Aquino 4th. TMT FILE PHOTO

FORMER Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4e on Saturday encouraged supporters and volunteers of aspiring vice-president Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to redouble their vigilance in the face of lies proliferated on the Internet.

Robredo’s political strategist and campaign manager Aquino in an online meeting hosted by The Heroes Overseas Tropa, Filipino Overseas for Leni and Kiko and Leni for President Movement, urged netizens to report fake news to the sites of social media and computer application owners so that they can correct incorrect information.

Aquino said removing false information such as manipulated images and fabricated articles online is a tedious process but necessary to spread the truth.

He also stressed the need to check the facts before sharing posts online, noting that some supporters are too keen on sharing and commenting on social media to their detriment.

Aquino said Robredo is surrounded by skilled people who support her policies in health, education, economy, defense and other relevant areas.

He said that although the main headquarters of the Robredo campaign is not authorized to accept financial support, benefactors can donate to groups of volunteers such as the Leni Robredo team.

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