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A screenshot of a Twitter post was altered to claim that a supporter of Vice President Leni Robredo fired their helpers and drivers who are supporting rival candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

On March 22, several Facebook (FB) groups and pages published the fake screenshot of a post by a netizen with the username @pisyung who allegedly tweeted: “Pinalayas ko mga katulong namin kasi BBM-Sara sila. Lahat dapat ng mga homeowners sa condos and villages, palayasin ang mga katulong at drivers nila na sumusuprta kay BBM (I fired my helpers because they are for BBM-Sara. All homeowners in condos and villages should also fire their helpers and drivers who support BBM) #PasigLaban #PasigIsPink.”

This fabricated tweet circulated after Robredo’s March 20 rally in Pasig City.

Majority of those who left comments, believing the screenshot to be real, criticized the Twitter user for being an “elitist” and having a “poor attitude.”

The Twitter user @pisyung is an account created in January 2010 and was last active in 2012. The account did not publish the fake tweet in the circulating screenshot.

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