A group believed to be connected to Liberal Party (LP) has reportedly released seven million pesos to fund Internet trolls and fake social media account holders to combat online Duterte supporters, a source who has direct knowledge about the group told Pinoy Observer.
Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte has long been accusing the camp of the president, especially Bong Go, in funding social media trolls to destroy Duterte’s critics, but the allegations remains hearsay with the absence of evidence.
According to the source, the 7M-peso fund was part of the fund sent by Loida Nicholas-Lewis and other anti-Duterte Fililipino-Americans last week to BAYAN Secretary general Renato Reyes Jr.
Reyes’ party BAYAN reportedly received $1.5 million dollar (P75M) from the Fil-Am Group.
The source further noted that the money will be paid to a group of social media trolls who creates fake accounts writes/posts destructive propaganda articles against Duterte. Part of the funds will also be used even in paying some journalists from the mainstream media. /Mike Ursula/Disclaimer: Contributed articles does not reflect the view of Okd2.com. This website cannot guarantee the legitimacy of some of the information contributed to us. You may do additional research if you find some information doubtful. No part of this article maybe reproduced without permission from this website.