Kulong na, ino-ops pa rin! De Lima rails at fresh wave of fake news which Facebook has yet to take down
Senator Leila M. De Lima peddlers of fake news have not stopped in spreading misleading videos and reports despite being in detention for over two years.
“Nabalitaan ko na isang manufactured video o spliced version ng ating privilege speech tungkol sa extrajudicial killings noong Agosto 2016 ang kumakalat online upang sirain ang aking imahe at dumihan ang pagiisip ng bawat Pilipino,” she said in a statement.
“Pinanood ng mga staff ko yung video na yan. Sabi nila, halatang edited ang video na ginawa. Patuloy itong ipinakakalat ng bayarang trolls para linlangin ang mga Pilipino at siraan ang mga personalidad katulad ko na tutol sa baluktot na polisiya ng gobyerno,” she added.
The spliced version of De Lima’s privilege speech at the Senate about extrajudicial killings on Aug. 2, 2016 was first posted by Pinoy Republic on Facebook last Aug. 8, 2016 with a misleading and false caption that partly read: “Umamin na ang De Lima na isa siyang protector ng droga.”
The fake video, which has not been taken down by Facebook, has been gaining traction and popularity anew after mostly pro-administration pages and personalities recently shared and reposted it online.
The spliced video implies, among others, that De Lima supposedly admitted to being a protector of Bilibid drug lords even though she mentioned in her original speech that “I was the only Justice Secretary since the 1986 EDSA Revolution who dared to eradicate the dominion of the drug lords inside Bilibid.”
The video also falsely implied that she already relinquished her post as a senator when she actually said otherwise in her speech, where she clearly stated that “I will not surrender my mandate as a Senator of the Republic to these unelected and unaccountable personalities.”