Facebook shuts down 200 pages related to Duterte’s social media campaign manager

Facebook shuts down 200 pages related to Duterte’s social media campaign manager

- Facebook removed pages and groups linked to the former social media campaign manager of President Rodrigo Duterte

- The social media giant said that around 200 pages and groups used fake accounts and displayed misleading behavior

- The aforementioned social media manager has spoken regarding the issue

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Facebook has recently released a statement with regard to the 200 pages and groups they shut down due to “misleading behavior.”

KAMI learned that the individuals behind the pages and groups used both authentic and fake accounts to disseminate news about politics, specifically concerning the upcoming mid-term polls, as reported by the CNN Philippines (author Xave Gregorio).

It was mentioned in the statement that after Facebook’s thorough investigation, they discovered that the different individuals who tried to hide their identities were linked to Nic Gabunada, the social media manager of President Rodrigo Duterte during his campaign in 2016.

Facebook shuts down 200 pages related to Duterte’s social media campaign manager

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Source: Facebook

You may read the entire Facebook statement here.

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In a report by the ABS-CBN News (author Jessica Fenol), Gabunada said that it was “unfortunate” that his name was linked to the Facebook pages and groups that were taken down for misleading behaviour and fake accounts.

“I was so surprised…I just thought this is all unfortunate na ilagay pangalan ko,” he said.

It has also been reported that the personal Facebook account of Gabunada was taken down on Friday.

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