PCOO official explains deleted Facebook posts on alleged election fraud - The Daily Sentry

Sunday, August 5, 2018

PCOO official explains deleted Facebook posts on alleged election fraud





PCOO undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy (photo from her social media account) / right photo, screen-capped of removed Facebook posts  from Google

Following the outrage of the netizens over termination of a Facebook page, taking down videos and posts related to elections fraud or Senate hearing, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy reached out to Facebook for an investigation.

On her post on Saturday, Usec. Badoy said that she reached out to Mr. Alvin Tan, Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia Facebook who promised to give feedback as soon as possible.

And on the following day, the undersecretary immediately relayed the explanation she got from Facebook, saying that certain posts were taken down regarding the alleged election fraud was because “the original post was published by a Page with a fake admin. Once the fake account was disabled, the Page and any reshares of content from the Page were also unpublished.”

 “When I asked if this particular post was reported by someone so that FB took it down, FB said, “Page was automatically detected by the system” the PCOO official said.

In addition, Facebook was also asked how the system automatically detects a fake admin – but no feedback yet.

The doctor-turned-PCOO-official also told the netizens to reach out to Facebook or report any posts that were not returned (if there’s any).

Below is the complete Facebook post from undersecretary Badoy:

Facebook Philippines says the reason certain posts were taken down regarding the alleged election fraud committed by the camp of VP Leni Robredo was because “the original post was published by a Page with a fake admin. Once the fake account was disabled, the Page and any reshares of content from the Page were also unpublished.” Hence the take down of this shared post.*

When I asked if this particular post was reported by someone so that FB took it down, FB said, “Page was automatically detected by the system”.

When I asked how that happens—were key words detected? Did anyone report it? (I want to understand how that happens because god knows there are a lot of fake pages lying around on FB, I imagine.)

As of this time, I am waiting for a response from Facebook.

When I told them that it wasn’t just one post that was reshared and taken down but a lot that were written by real people on their personal Facebook accounts—ergo, not fake—Facebook said, “Can we ask for help in getting the names of specific users so we could look into their concerns and feedback with a more accurate response?”

They’d be happy to take a look into each of your posts. If the post has been taken down and not returned, just a report will do.

You can get in touch with FB or post it here on my the comments section of this post directly. I prefer the latter so it’s more orderly and so I can work closely with FB on this.*

In my experience with them, response is quick and accurate.

As for your complaints that someone inside Facebook is taking down these posts, I was assured by Alvin Tan, Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia Facebook, that this isn’t true.

I am not leaving it at that.

This is ongoing conversation I am having with Facebook and I would like for you to rest assured that I will represent you and your concerns well. Doesn’t even matter to me if our political beliefs do not match.

That is, if you love the Marcoses –and as you know, I don’t.

Or if you love Leni –and as you know, I don’t.

I will serve you, the Filipino people—in whatever part of the political spectrum you’re on—red, yellow, blue, white, black (may ganon ba?) This is what I vowed to do when I took my oath of office.

To serve the Filipino people with utmost fidelity.

I mean to remain faithful to it. I only ask that you trust me so you will find out that I am worthy of your trust.

Thank you, guys.




Source: Lorraine Marie T. Badoy