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Laos na site kaya fake news sinusulat! Bongbong denies Rappler report he asked for Cambridge Analytica’s help

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The camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has denied Rappler’s report that he asked the help of British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica to “rebrand” his family’s image.

Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ abogado, called Rappler’s July 15, 2020 report “patently fake, false, and misleading.”

“Former Senator Marcos never reached out to them and, like most of us, was only made aware of Cambridge Analytica’s existence through reports of its controversial activities in the media,” he said in a statement Thursday (July 16).

Rodriguez said the report reflects the kind of “insidious reporting” advocated by its founder and chief executive officer, Maria Ressa.

“The timing of this news story is nothing more than a marketing ploy meant to drum up support for their beleaguered news blog site,” he said.

Rodriguez said Marcos is consulting with his legal team about the possibility of filing libel charges against Rappler over the article.

Quoting former Cambridge Analytica employee Brittany Kaiser, Rappler reported that Marcos allegedly asked the company to help “rebrand” his family’s image using data from social media users.

Cambridge Analytica became controversial for harvesting the data of over 50 million Facebook users for use in the 2016 campaign of United States President Donald Trump.

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