ABS-CBN News : Marcos spokesperson's Facebook account is suspended

26 April 2022

By ABS-CBN News

MANILA (UPDATE)— The Facebook account of Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson and chief of staff of presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., has been suspended.

Rodriguez claimed "FB/Meta suspended my account because I am for Bongbong Marcos." Meta is Facebook's parent company.

Based on screenshots provided by Rodriguez, Facebook said his "account, or activity on it, doesn't follow our Community Standards."

Facebook says that Rodriguez has 30 days to disagree with its decision.

"If you think we suspended your account by mistake, we can take you through a few steps to disagree with the decision," it said.

Rodriguez later said that he would not appeal Facebook's decision to suspend his account, claiming he did not commit any violation.

Facebook said it suspended Rodriguez's account on April 25, Monday.

With the suspension, Rodriguez said he would continue to deliver Marcos' message through other media platforms.

Rodriguez also said that the suspension of his account was "censorship of the highest degree and interference on a sovereign act, digital terrorism no less."

Rodriguez's account was later restored, according to a Meta spokesperson, adding that it was "mistakenly restricted for reasons unrelated to any posted content."

— with a report from Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News