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Moreno vows to fight online fake news

January 23, 2022 Itchie G. Cabayan 308 views

MANILA Mayor and Aksyon Demokratiko presidential candidate Isko Moreno yesterday vowed to go after peddlers of misinformation and disinformation over social media.

Moreno said that he will hold liable not only the account holders themselves but even the big companies behind their operation.

“Yang mga may ari ng social media company na ‘yan, papanagutin ko ‘yan. Kasi walang sumusubok sa kanilang habulin sila ng bansa eh,” he said.

The mayor added that those behind the use of trolls for purposes of misinformation and disinformation and even the trolls themselves must be held to account for their actions.

Social media companies, he stressed, have a responsibility to not allow their system to be used as outlets for spreading false information tended to mislead the public in any way.

“Beware. Lahat ng magiging bahagi ng fake news. Whether their system or the person who did it, under our law which is already existing, pati may-ari ng malalaking kumpanya na ‘yan, dapat panagutin ng tao, ng bansa, ng estado,” Moreno said.

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