MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. under no circumstances attained out to political information business Cambridge Analytica to allegedly “rebrand” the Marcos’ family image on social media.
Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesman, issued the denial on Thursday, incorporating that the former senator was only produced knowledgeable of the political info agency as a result of studies of its controversial routines in media.
“Former Senator Marcos in no way achieved out to them and, like most of us, was only made knowledgeable of Cambridge Analytica’s existence by means of experiences of its controversial pursuits in the media,” Rodriguez claimed in a assertion.
In an distinctive job interview with Rappler, previous Cambridge Analytica employee-turned-whistleblower Brittany Kaiser uncovered that the son of the late former president had asked for the political consulting company to “do a family members rebranding.”
Rodriguez slammed the report as “patently phony, fake and deceptive,” including that it is only a “marketing ploy” to “drum up assistance for their beleaguered news website website.”
“This shift by Rappler to besmirch the previous senator’s and the Marcos family’s reputation speaks to the form of insidious reporting espoused by its convicted founder Maria Ressa,” he stated.
“The timing of this information tale is very little additional than a marketing and advertising ploy intended to drum up assistance for their beleaguered information website site,” Marcos’ spokesman additional.
Marcos is consulting with his legal workforce on the probable filing of a libel grievance versus the news web-site, Rodriguez explained.
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