Raffy Tulfo

Tulfo supports soc med accoutability act

July 11, 2023 Camille P. Balagtas 264 views

SEN. Raffy Tulfo expressed his full support for the passage of Senate Bil No. 1289, or the Online and Social Media Membership Accountability Act, as it proposes simple and significant safeguards.

During the hearing of the Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, Tulfo said the proposed measure will deter anyone from hiding on fake social media accounts their illegal activities.

“I believe there is a need to be accountable for online and social media activities. As we all know, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, providing us with countless opportunities for connection, information sharing and collaboration.

It has brought people together, transcending borders and facilitating the exchanging of ideas like never before,”Tulfo said.

“Unfortunately, the very same platform that connected us has become a breeding ground for cyber bullying, harassment, other form of online abuse, instances of scam, libel, illicit drug trades, prostitution and dissemination of fake news,” Tulfo added.

Social media is being considered as one of the most influencing sources of information to which individuals are exposed due to most people’s increasing interest in technologies.

Based on studies, the social media landscape is rife with false information, hate speech and other detrimental components, charged with swaying people’s perspective and ideas.

Tulfo said the right law must be applied in order to protect innocent people who are being victimized by some unscrupulous elements using the modern technologies.