I’m sure you’ve heard of the Philippine National Police’s Facebook page post where they threatened citizens to keep their opinions to themselves lest they get sued. The post was taken down after many netizens were enraged by the threat.
Arevalo wasn’t even being a troll when he said he wishes the government would increase our police’s salary so there would be less corrupt men in the force. It’s one man’s opinion that is shared by many including myself and I don’t think sharing this with the men involved should be considered a crime.
Now, as predicted, the PNP has issued a statement saying they’re not responsible for that Facebook page. I’ve got a couple of people telling me I should be “more responsible” about what I tweet but check again, I clearly addressed my tweet to the Facebook page admin. I still think the PNP’s taking the easy way out. If it was a fake page trying to get people to get angry at the PNP, why would they even bother taking down that particular post? And the whole Facebook page apparently. Although who can blame the PNP for denying it? It’s so easy to do so. Besides, it’s one irresponsible Facebook admin and the whole PNP gets hated on. Of course, I’d rather they take responsibility for it if it’s really theirs instead of pretending they’re not affiliated with the page.
But isn’t this the type of stuff we were worried about? What if someone just hacks your account or makes a fake one and types silly status messages? What my friends call Twitter/Facebook-rape. Will you not take the blame because it’s your name? Anyway, with the law they’re about to implement tomorrow, even if you LIKE something on Facebook, you can be held liable. The Cybercrime Prevention Law should really be revised.
God bless the Philippines.