Follow a series of posts and comments that you might see in the Philippines.
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https://youtu.be/RvZJeeN858k?t=559</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Mochablogger/">MOCHA USON BLOG</a> on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Mochablogger/posts/10159301373706522">Friday, December 11, 2020</a></blockquote></div>
<div class="caption">Plastic, lying, irreprehensible people!<br>
The LYING ACTIVISTS who aren't practicing SOCIAL DISTANCING
About MOCHA USON BLOG
(click-replace: "About MOCHA USON BLOG")[Mocha Uson began her career as a Filipina singer and danger before getting heavily entrenched in Philippine politics with the election of Rodrigo Duterte in 2016. As a "political blogger", the singer rose with her political commentary in support of Duterte's anti-drug campaign. In 2017, she was appointed to serve as an Assistance Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
Mocha Uson is one of the Philippine's most well-known bloggers. Her eponymous *MOCHA USON BLOG* holds 5.6 million likes.]
<div class="caption">Plastic, lying, irreprehensible people!
On **BANAT BY LIVE**, television news streams barely take up a discernable fraction of the screen. He is decked in graphics, streams of comments cursing at and mocking leftist officials. Banat laughs at images of students, calling them terrorists and communists. The television subtitles are barely visible.
About BANAT BY
(click-replace: "About BANAT BY")[Popular YouTube commentator *Banot By* commands his audience from professional set-up, comment-focused streams, and bold graphic backdrops. His content is widely spread by state actors and propagandists like Uson, targeting vulnerable Filipinos to plant an "us vs. them" rhetoric.
Carefully curated, these commentators stir up young Filipinos, planting aggressive crowds of people to attack the government.]
LENI ROBREDO HARASSED BY PRESIDENT DUTERTE? / PAID SHILL BY THE CONGRESS
The algorithm quickly recommends more and more videos from the channel. BANAT BY in this one curses, plays laugh tracks, talks about how he's a "Filipino" and not a slave to face masks. The chat devolves into raucous comments, calling the Vice President a protector of the communists, Manila Mayor Moreno soft and a lover of "gays", and commentates on how all who oppose the militant approach to lockdowns are communists. He swings his arm at the webcam, speaking above the barely-audible newscast that he and his viewers laugh at.
The Philippines has faced the world's longest COVID lockdowns.
Byron Cristobal continues to share and post inflammatory comments.<img src="https://chia.design/punishing/story/4.png">
I demand you to apologize to Mr. President. The yellows (leftists) and terrorists like MAR ROXAS are like people in the middle of traffic. They want to SHOW OFF, posing with relief goods.
On Twitter, Banat, like many other Philippine figures, calls young people 'communists' and denounces leftists as 'yellows', a color attributed to the liberal party in the Philippines. Here, he calls former Senator Mar Roxas a dilawan and terrorist in the same beat, lifting a photo-quote of the President to criticize the left.