By DEE AYROSO
“We vehemently condemn this brazen attack on the youth. This is a conscious and orchestrated attack to deplatform dissent and to silence the critical voice of the youth.”
“Facebook is not just guilty of being complicit in legitimizing censorship; it is enabling harm and state-sponsored violence directed against activists.” – Bayan
One does not need to subscribe to Sison’s political doctrines to see the ban as an act of censorship. If not challenged, the ban can be expanded and used as a tactic to enforce digital crackdowns. It gives tyrants the license to dictate who or what can be accessed or streamed on our networks. It is therefore a threat to our civic space.
Pag-usapan natin ang banta ni Pang. Duterte sa Facebook kasama sina Maria Ressa at Gemma Mendoza ng Rappler, at digital activist Tonyo Cruz.
By DEE AYROSO
In the Philippines, Facebook removed 57 fake Facebook accounts, 31 Pages and 20 Instagram accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers.
“Keep on posting. Keep on protesting. Focus on the goals: #JunkTerrorBill #FreeMassTesting #DefendPressFreedom.”
“Hundreds more are reporting duplicate dummy accounts, and with millions of Filipinos using Facebook as part of their daily lives, we are urgently concerned these accounts are part of a massive and orchestrated campaign to further weaponize the platform against activists, human rights defenders, and even ordinary individuals airing dissent.”
“By deliberately using those photos with the status ‘Communist NPA CPP NDFP supporters’, the lives and security of those persons are placed in danger.”
ROOT ACCESS Rick Bahague Bulatlat.com Mahigit 37M na ang mamamayan na gumagamit ng internet sa bansa. Sa kabila ng pupugak-pugak na mobile internet 63% sa kanila ang subscribers nito at gumugugol ng apat na oras sa social media. Facebook ang nangungunang online social media network at 34 milyon sa mga gumagamit ng internet ay matatagpuan…