Misleading

A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube alongside a claim it shows supporters of Philippine presidential frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr storming a local broadcaster’s headquarters after he declined their invitation for an interview in January 2022. This is misleading: as of February 14, 2022, there have been no official reports that his supporters stormed the broadcaster’s building. Most of the footage shows his earlier campaign rallies and one clip shows his supporters singing in a car.

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