‘Golden age’: Marcos myths on Philippine social media (AFP)

AFP: ‘Golden age’: Marcos myths on Philippine social media. “Ferdinand Marcos Junior appears on the cusp of victory in next week’s presidential polls, with his seemingly unassailable lead fuelled by a decades-long misinformation campaign to revamp the family brand. The clan’s comeback from pariahs in exile to the peak of political power has been built on a relentless barrage of fake and misleading posts on social media.”

CNN: Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime

CNN: Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime. “Filipinos living abroad are snapping up books about the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, not just to read about history but to preserve it. The rush to buy books documenting Marcos’ destructive 21-year reign comes as his son, Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., assumes office after a landslide election victory in May.”

Coconuts Manila: Washington Post journalist details social media attacks after report exposing Marcos ‘online revisionism project’ goes live

Coconuts Manila: Washington Post journalist details social media attacks after report exposing Marcos ‘online revisionism project’ goes live. “Washington Post reporter Regine Cabato shared that she had been targeted by social media accounts defending Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. immediately after her story detailing efforts to rehabilitate the Marcos family’s image and bolster his campaign through online propaganda went live. The report chronicled findings from her months of investigative work tailing pro-Marcos accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube, as well as interviews with insiders who explained what the going rates were for troll farm and social media moderators tasked with spewing pro-Marcos messages.”

Coconuts Manila: Non-profit launches digital library of Marcos-era independent publications to fight historical disinformation

Coconuts Manila: Non-profit launches digital library of Marcos-era independent publications to fight historical disinformation. “In order to combat the disinformation networks that are working hard to rewrite the Philippines’ history, the non-profit organization Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument to the Heroes) has launched a digital library that features an archive of independent and alternative publications that were in circulation during the years that President Ferdinand Marcos kept the country under martial law.”