Pro-Marcos supporters are sharing this time a Facebook post that falsely claims that the London Bridge Tower lit up red and green in celebration of the presumptive victory of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and running mate Sara Duterte.

FactRakers earlier fact-checked similar claims about the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Calgary Tower in Canada, Eiffel Tower in France, Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates and the Auckland Sky Tower in New Zealand. All are false.

Facebook page BBM-Sara for Visayas that posted the London Bridge photo on May 12 with the caption:

LOOK: Nakikiisa ang LONDON BRIDGE sa pagbati sa ating Pres at VP (London Bridge is celebrating the win of our and Vice President)

This, too, is false.

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The name of the initiative, coined from the words “fact” and “raker,” is inspired by the term “muckrakers,” first used in the early 1900s by American president Theodore Roosevelt to express his annoyance at progressive, reform-minded journalists at the time.