That’s how blogger Sass Rogando Sasot described the fake story making the rounds online to discredit the #LeniLeaks scandal.
In an attempt to discredit the #LeniLeaks scandal that rocked the opposition, a Facebook page came up with a meme embedded with statement purportedly from the Jeff Bonforte, SVP of the Communications Products @ Yahoo! stating that Yahoo will take legal action against the people who circulated it online after finding no traces of those words in our Chat Logs regarding the so called Duterte ouster plot. Therefore, #LeniLeaks is a hoax.
We found no traces of those words in our Chat Logs regarding that so called ouster of President Duterte that’s now trending in the cyberspace. Our search engines are even burning with keyword LeniLeaks. Yahoo! will take legal action against those who falsify the facts of YahooGroups. [骑兵骑]
Jeff Bonforte, Senior VP of Communications Products Responsible for Yahoo! Groups Denies ouster plot against Philippine President in their Chat Logs
That #LeniLeaks is a hoax!
To lend credence to their counter-propaganda, the meme creator made it appear that CNN International even ran a story of the Yahoo statement. Check the pic below.
To the gullible, the Yahoo statement appears legit and convincing.
However, Sass Rogando Sasot is no gullible and has the eye for spotting the fake from real ones.
On Facebook, Sass alerted the public not to fall for the story being peddled online by the anti-Duterte pages.
Chong, iyong picture na ginamit ninyo ay mula sa 2011 interview ni Jeff Bonforte (https://youtu.be/
Watch the video interview below of Jeff Bonforte uploaded sometime in 2011.
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