Election observers and factchecking officals have noted that Ferdinand Marcos Jr was an overwhelming beneficiary of a huge flood of online disinformation before poll – mirroring the global rise of media corporations using fake news slurs as a way to create culture wars and promote disinformation.
Survivors of the Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos brutal regime have expressed horror from the election landslide result that returns to power the political family who were proved to commit documented human rights abuses as well as the theft of state funds for personal gain – many suspect billions were stolen.
Winning more than 30.8 million votes Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr has won a highly diversive election campaign similar to others seen in companies where corporations and big money interests have infiltrated political debate and direction. His winning vote result is more than double that of the closest challenger who was a known human rights lawyer and the current vice – president – Leni Robredo, who campaigned for transparecy and good governance.
Marcos has said he would bridge political divides in his country, urging people: “Judge me not by my ancestors, but by my actions.”
His message has not convinced survivors who were tortured, imprisoned, or whose relatives were killed, during his father’s 20-year rule. Nor is it likely to win over critics who want the family to return the vast sums it took from state coffers. As much as $10bn was plundered.
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