“After Bongbong Marcos dares critics to ‘show me 1 troll,’ Filipino-American group exposes hundreds of fake news peddlers”

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“Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. once dared detractors to show him one troll and asserted that troll farms don’t exist. Yet one group found several Facebook accounts, pages, and groups exhibiting “coordinated inauthentic behavior” to bolster his campaign and share fake news about his rival, Vice President Leni Robredo.

A Filipino-American group called US Filipinos for Good Governance (USFGG) launched a website called Troll Exposer that identified 102 trolls using public data and artificial intelligence. The site collected extensive evidence of how those accounts coordinate with each other, sharing the same propaganda that berates Robredo’s intelligence, downplays her accomplishments, and tags her as a communist sympathizer.”