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Facebook suspends account of Bongbong's spokesperson Vic Rodriguez

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson for presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., on Tuesday said Facebook has suspended his account.

"FB/Meta suspended my account because I am for Bongbong Marcos," Rodriguez said in a message to reporters. "This is censorship of the highest degree and interference on a sovereign act."

Based on the screenshot shared by Rodriguez, Facebook said Rodriguez's account or activities do not follow the community standards of the social networking site.

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

"You have 30 days after we first took action on your account to disagree, or your account will be permanently disabled," it added.

Stressing that he has not committed any violation, Rodriguez said he will not appeal to Facebook and will just use other forms of media.

“I will not appeal for I have not violated anything. My duty is to the Filipino people and not to FB/Meta. I will continue communicating with the many other forms of media available that are free from any filter, censorship or manipulation from foreign platform providers,” he said in a statement.

GMA News Online has reached out to Facebook for its comment, but it has yet to respond as of posting time.  —Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA News