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    During the Hamburg Summit from July 7 to 8 in 2017, the G20 participants talked about terrorism as one of their main topics in the world.

    French President Emmanuel Macron allegedly said in 2017 that President Rodrigo Duterte was a "role model" for the way in which he was handling his war on drugs and terrorism in the Philippines. 

    "The world may not agree, but let's admit. Duterte is a role model," Macron allegedly said as newsfoxchannel.com reported.

    READ MORE: German Justice Minister Urges EU States to Assist in Prosecuting G20 Rioters

    An adviser to Macron's office stated that the French president did not make such a comment.

    "It is fake news," the adviser said.

    Similar reports and articles have been circulated on Facebook and on other social media platforms.

     

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    fake news, model, role, Rodrigo Duterte, Emmanuel Macron, France, Philippines
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