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YouTube’s uneven policy enforcement allows lies to thrive in the Philippines

As Rappler journalists report from Manila, the absurd claim that the family of the late dictator and president Ferdinand Marcos owns a million tons of gold is still proliferating on YouTube, despite debunks by historians and independent fact checkers in the Philippines.

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