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Anti-fake news bill filed in Senate

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By Hannah Torregoza

In a bid to promote responsible use of social media and other platforms, Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday pushed for the immediate passage of a bill that would penalize any person or entity that maliciously offer, publish, distribute, circulate, and spread false news or information in print, broadcast or online media.

In filing Senate Bill No. 1492 or An Act Penalizing the Malicious Distribution of False News and Other Related Violations, Villanueva said false news or information are those which either intend to cause panic, division, chaos, violence, and hate, or those which exhibit a propaganda to blacken or discredit one’s reputation.

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Since numerous fake social media accounts have sprouted and were created to spread false news, the senator said the bill seeks to punish violators with a hefty penalty depending on the nature of crime he or she has committed.

Any person who would be proven guilty of malicious creation and distribution of false news would face a fine ranging from P100,000 to P5 million and imprisonment of from one to five years.

If the offender is a public official, he or she would be slapped with stiffer penalties—twice the said amount, twice the period of imprisonment and absolute disqualification from holding public office.

If a violator was proven to have aided and encouraged the malicious creation and distribution of fake news, he or she would be slapped with a fine ranging from P50,000 to P3 million and imprisonment ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

Also, any mass media enterprise or social media platform that fails, neglects, or refuses to remove false news would be penalized with a fine ranging from P10 million to P20million and imprisonment ranging from 10 to 20 years.

 

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  • Dutertard

    ok ito.. tapos hulihin nyo si MOchang Puke at lahat ng taga Davao. .. sila nagkakalat ng Fake news. sobra sinungaling ng mga puking inang mga taga bundok na yan..

    sample ng mga fake news nila:
    – mag sasayaw daw ng hubot hubad si Pres. Leni pag hnd pinakawalan si De Lima
    – Si Pangilinan at Hontiveros may relasyun
    – Si DUterte daw 13 inches ang bayag
    – SI Panelo may fairy God Mother
    – at iba pa..

    Kelangan may credibilidad sa news.. kelangan uung katotohanan lng ang dapat ipakalat.. mga katotohanan tulad ng:

    – Si Duterte ay isang buwan na lng taning ng buhay
    – Si Alvarez lalaki tlga hanap at pakitang gilas lng ung kunwari babaero cya.
    – Si Cayetano ay may kakambal na tuta

    • angpilipinongayon

      On the other hand, taga Davao ako. We can trace your location and profile anyway if you continue to post trolling statements.

      • Dutertard

        wow.. galing.hi-tech na mga taga bundok.. cge nga asan ako?? cge nga tignan naten yang cnsbi mo…

        • angpilipinongayon

          Taga bundok ako na may background sa Computer Science, high tech no? Philippines will fall and divided because of men like you, racists to the core. Do not challenge me. May internet din dito sa bundok, may computer na Linux at BSD na naka install, kasi ang Internet kahit nasa bundok ka, bastat may LTE signal meron.

          • Dutertard

            Patunayan mo na Hi-Tech ka.. Panindigan mo ung cnb mo na kaya mo ko malocate.. cge asan ako ngaun?? or else com sci ka nga.. pipitsugin ka nmn.. useless yang pinag aralan mo.. mangolekta kna lng ng kanin baboy jan sa bundok nyo.. BOBO!!!

            I need my location ngaun na! OR ELSE Tanggapin mo BOBO ka at GUNGGONG.. hnd bagay sau com scie.. bagay sau Kolektor ng kanin baboy.. ANU!!???

          • angpilipinongayon

            You want it easy and quick? Just email me to: linux.port25@gmail.com with a blank message and i will trace your location.

          • Dutertard

            hnd hacker tawag jan.. Gaguhan yan.. gamitin mo toh platform naten ngaun.. trace mo location ko.. yan na nga ba cnsbi ko.. puro ka yabang.. puro kau daldal mga unggoy ng Davao..

            like i said.. hnd ka IT.. pwede ka kolektor ng kanin baboy.. GUNGGONG!!!

          • angpilipinongayon

            o o hindi ako IT, ang maysabi nito ay expert sa IT kaya reliable sya.

            Hindi nga ako IT,kasi hindi IT ang course ko. Bright mo naman.

            Hindi hacker. You can’t even differentiate a hacker’s color. Save yourself from yourself, if you continue what you’ve been doing, it will surely backfire against you regardless how you hide from your own keyboard and computer. Your computer is connected to your ISP which will be PLDT or Globe or some obscure ISP and they are public, so anyone with time and capacity can trace you. I am not saying I am begging you, I am only telling you the reality. The reality that your ego is bigger than the visible universe. Again save yourself from further shame, do not underestimate anyone you encounter, it will surely backfire. Not me, since I am not the type of person that fits your description.

          • Dutertard

            Dami mo satsat.. bali baligtarain mo man ang mundo.. tanggapin mo TANGA ka at wla ka KAYA GAWIN KUNDI MAINGGIT MAGYABANG.. BUKOD DOON WLA KNA SKILLS.. TANDAAN MO.. TAE KA.. PURO KA LNG YABANG.. YAN ANG DAPAT SAU>> IPAPAMUKA KO YAN SAU NA HINDI MOP KAYA PANINDIGAN CNB MO>.KC BOBO KA.. GUNGGONG!! BOBO GUNGGONG!!!

          • Dutertard

            HUY ASAN NA..NAGHIHINTAY AKO… LOCATION KO BILIS>>>>> OR ELSE TANGAPIN MO BOBO KA>> PURO YABANG WLA KA BINATBAT>>

            ATTENTION EVERYONE.. GANITO KA GAGO MGA TAGA DAVAO.. Hnd nila kaya mang hack ng location.. kasi mag type lng ng mura ang kaya nila gawin..puro yabang lng sila at puro pagbabanta.. so sa mga galit kay DUterte.. murahin nyo na mga taga Davao.. pagkakataon nyo.. PUKING INA NYO MGA TAGA DAVO>> wag nyo TULARAN MGA TAGA DAVAO.. MGA GAGO AT PUTANGINA ANG MGA TAONG ITO..

            BWAHAHAHHA.. anu ka ngaun?? hihiyain ko buong lahi mong hayup ka.. pag hnd mo na locate ako.. bwahahaha..

          • Dutertard

            dami mo term na ginamit.. may IT ka pa nalalmana at hacker.. isa lng tawag ko sau.. GUNGGONG!!!!! bwahahahahahahhahahaa

          • Dutertard

            HOY PUKING INA MO.. ASAN NA YABANG MONG HINDUT KA!!!?? ANU LOCATION KO TANGINA MO!!!..BWAHAHAHHAHA IYAK KNA LNG>> PAHIYA KA NOH.. LAMPASONG BASAHAN KA SKIN>.BWAHHAHAHA COM SCIE DAW.. ULOL.. KOLEKTOR KA NG KANIN BABOY SKIN>> BWAHHAHAHAHA

    • lance ceellot

      pagkatapos nyan si si boy tupak duretard naman hulihin nyo..hehehe

  • Gedd

    Pag na approve yan, ku kunti nlng ang mga bashers.

    • Dutertard

      cgurado ka??? eh kung i-bash kita tang ina ka! hanggang sa magpakamatay ka sana..

      • Michael Cruz

        cgurado ka din???eh kung ibash din kita puke ng ina mo ka hanggang sa magpakamatay ka na sana..

        • Dutertard

          cgurado ka ulet!!??? i kung bina bash na kita ngaun puking ina mo kang hindut kang tarantado kang gago ka pendeho ka inutil ka gago kang animal kang bakla ka!

  • angpilipinongayon

    Masusubukan na si rapper nito.