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Misinformation shrouds Philippine martial law era horrors

AFP, 24 Sep 2022
Misleading claims about human rights abuses under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos have resurfaced on social media in the run up to the 50th anniversary of martial law. Attempts to discredit reports about the brutal period of martial law are met by small but persistent efforts to preserve accounts of the atrocities committed during his term. A volunteers group who met on Twitter has decided to digitize more archives about Marcos senior's two-decade rule and make these more accessible on social media. Filipinos worried about martial law violence being whitewashed or erased by the new Marcos administration have been digitizing books, films and articles documenting the brutality.

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