Marcos gold myth

The myths about gold supposedly owned by the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr were among the most persistent claims circulated online to explain the provenance of the family’s wealth.

Rappler has produced numerous fact checks about this claim. In addition, it has also traced how these myths, which were initially circulated by fringe groups on social media, were eventually amplified to more mainstream audiences by supporters of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ahead of the 2016 and 2022 elections.