Netizens are angry about the enactment of RA 10175, more popularly known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (read full text here) due to several provisions including the controversial online libel provision (Sec 4c par (4)). Aside from the danger it poses to free speech liberally enjoyed by the online population, the said provision compounds the problem of the already-obsolete libel law. Furthermore, Rep. Tinio of ACT Partylist and Rep. Palatino of the Kabataan Partylist, known critics of the said law, describes the more serious consequences of this law such as the superpower of law enforcement agencies, and issues on due process. Much more were revealed during the round-table discussion held at the UP College of Hall, Sept 19 (for the recordings of the meeting, please click here).
Few days ago, journalist-blogger Raissa Robles reveals that it was actually the self-proclaimed victim of cyberbullying, Tito Sotto
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