Duterte threatens to stop Facebook operations in PH after shutdown of gov't 'advocacy' pages - Manila Bulletin

Duterte threatens to stop Facebook operations in PH after shutdown of gov’t ‘advocacy’ pages

9/28/2020 8:17:00 PM

Duterte threatens to stop Facebook operations in PH after shutdown of gov’t ‘advocacy’ pages

President Duterte threatened to stop the operations of Facebook in the country after it took down what he referred to as the government’s advocacy accounts and pages last week. Duterte made the statement after Facebook took down two networks of fake Facebook accounts used to mislead people. Some 155 of these […]

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ARMAN BAYLON/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO)Duterte made the statement after Facebook took down two networks of fake Facebook accounts used to mislead people. Some 155 of these fake accounts were traced to Fujian, China while another 57 were linked to the Philippine military and police.

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In his late-night public address, President Duterte said Facebook included several of the government’s accounts used to educate the people about the threat of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

He asked Facebook what was its purpose in the Philippines if it cannot help the government in its advocacies.“Facebook, listen to me. We allow you to operate here, hoping that you can help us also,” he said.“Now if the government cannot espouse or advocate something which is for the good of the people, then what is your purpose here in my country?” he added.

“You know Facebook, insurgency is about overturning government. What would be the point of allowing you to continue if you cannot help us?” he continued.According to Duterte, who became President due to his popularity on social media networks like Facebook, nobody can dictate the government what it can and cannot do.

“Ito na lang (Just give me this)– tell me kung bakit hindi ko magamit para sa kapakanan ng taumbayan (why I cannot use Facebook for the welfare of my people). If the government cannot use it for the good of the people, then we have to talk. We have to talk sense,” he said.

“You cannot lay down a policy for my government. I allow you to operate here. You cannot bar or prevent me from espousing the objectives of government,” he added.In a statement last week, Facebook said it removed the said accounts for violating its policy against foreign or government interference which is coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign or government entity.

Malacañang said on Wednesday that it is one with Facebook in advocating the truth and dismissing disinformation, lies, or hatred but added that the platform should exercise prudence in its actions.“We are one in advocating the truth and dismissing disinformation, lies, or hatred. We hope the social media giant would exercise prudence in all its actions to remove any doubt of bias given its power, influence, and reach,” Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.

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Roque also sided with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) when it said that it had nothing to do with the fake Facebook accounts and pages taken down by the social media giant for violating its policies. Read more: Manila Bulletin News »

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Honestly, i wouldnt mind. Might even be good for a lot of us to put our focus on to something more valuable 👍👍👍 good-bye Marketplace 😂 is this available? no 🤣 Even government must honor it's contracts when using a business service. In this case the contract was to abide by the approved usage agreement which must be accepted to open any FB account. Sorry Duterte, on most things I support you, but not on this.

yep ban Facebook if it continues to support the terrorists 👍👍🇵🇭🇵🇭❤️❤️👊👊 Hahahahaa advocacy pages eh puro fake news. So fake ang mga advocacy hahahaha Buti pa yung mga NPA hindi tinatanggal ng Facebook, wala talaga 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Dami niyong pondo gawa na lang kayo ng sarili niyong social media. idol talaga ang China haaaaaay 😣😣😣

Wala na talaga sa ulirat tong matandang to! Yes PRRD, why not! Weponized na din ng Yellow Turds ang Facebook. Yun lang in-favor sa Yellow Turds, Liberal Party, CPP-NPA-NDF ang pwede? Aba, aba, aba nemen! 🤬🤬🤬 Kasi hindi na makikinabang ang Troll mo tulad ng litrato na ito Duterte might be thingking of banning Facebook in the Philippines and replace it with 'Wechat' of China. It has evolve as the most significant social media platform of China. This will make Filipinos more susceptible to spying by Duterte's military.

Bwahahaha.... Puro ngawa... ngawa ng ngawa.... Heck.. heck... heck... yes! Shutdown mo para walang trolls hahaha hambog mainam yan para walang campaign on line mga kurap sa admin mo. Go ahead. Action is louder than words Weeh dami mong trolls dyan 😆 ADVOCACY na pala ang pagkakalat ng fake news. lol Hindi purpose ng FB maging platform ng mga trolls mo

Hahahahaha

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Duterte threatens to stop Facebook in PhilippinesWATCH: President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, September 28, threatened to stop Facebook in the Philippines after the tech giant recently took down fake networks linked to the country's police and military. Read: Napikon na naman si inutil dahil nabuking din pati fake networks ng police at military niya? Hala ang daming trolls na mawawalan ng trabaho. 😂 I dare you! Haha. Sa tingin nya ba may pera pang pambili ng VPN yung trolls nya? Lol