QC Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar asks Facebook to take down page defaming her
Quezon City Councilor and congressional candidate Marivic Co-Pilar is not taking troll attacks sitting down.
Pilar’s lawyer Frankie Magsalin III has written to Facebook to request that it take down a new Facebook page created to discredit her and besmirch her name.
Magsalin wrote the April 26 letter after Pilar’s camp found a new account that spreads false claims and carries out politically-motivated attacks against her.
In his letter, Magsalin noted that a similar account was created a few months ago, and Pilar’s camp also sent a letter to Facebook in February to ask for its removal.
“In line with these reports, we would like to respectfully request for your continuous vigilance on similar accounts that are obviously created to malign and scandalize our client. Furthermore, we hope that you will promptly take down and ban the same,” he said.
Pilar shared her lawyer’s letter on her Facebook page.
In a separate post, she said the text messages being circulated by the troll account to paint her in a bad light were fake, and lamented that her enemies were not playing fair.
She also said would also file cyberlibel charges against the people behind the page.
“May lead na po kami,” she said.