Posts alleging 'poll fraud' share doctored video ahead of Philippine presidential elections

Published on 30/04/2022 at 04:55

As citizens of the Philippines abroad began early voting for the country's next president, a video was viewed tens of thousands of times in social media posts that claim it shows a woman in Hong Kong complaining her vote for frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr was wrongly counted for his top job rival Leni Robredo. This is false: the video was doctored to add the reference to Robredo. The unedited version has circulated online since at least 2016. The Philippine elections agency told AFP it had not received complaints of wrongly counted votes during early overseas voting in the 2022 presidential election as of April 29.