Nitong nagdaang mga araw ay naging talamak ang balita ukol sa pagbura ng Facebook sa mga pages na konektado sa militar at kapulisan. Isa sa mga tinanggal ng social media giant ay ang advocacy page na “Hands Off Our Children” o HOOC, isang grupo na binubuo ng mga magulang na nawalan ng anak dahil sa pagre-recrut ng mga leftist organization.
Dahil sa ginawa ng Facebook ay nagsalita si Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte at binalaan ang tech company. Ayon sa Pangulong Duterte, kailangan niyang makausap ang mga opisyal ng nasabing kumpanya.
“Itong Facebook naman, pati ‘yung advocacy ng gobyerno, tinatanggal. So what’s the purpose of you being here? We allowed you to operate here, hoping that you could help us also.. Now if the government cannot advocate somthing which is for the good of the people, then what is your purpose here in the country,” banat ni Pangulong Duterte.
Hindi rin nagustuhan ni House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano at ni Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa ang ginawa ng social media site kaya may ikinakasa nang imbestigasyon sa kongreso at sa senado.
“We note with grave concern the recent reports that Facebook is being partisan by allegedly deactivating verified accounts of Filipinos who have voiced their support for our soldiers and police officers, as well as their respective organizations and advocacies. Yet at the same time continue to allow the proliferation of Facebook accounts, pages and communities that directly call for the violent overthrow of a democratically elected government, or altogether support outright terrorism in our country and among our people.
Upon passage of the 2021 Budget in the House of Representatives, rest assured that we shall initiate the appropriate proceedings in aid of legislation to truly determine if the reported actions of Facebook are detrimental to the Constitutional freedom of expression guaranteed to all Filipinos, regardless of political color, rich or poor, left or right,” pahayag ni House Speaker Cayetano.
“There is an urgent need for the Senate to investigate the censorship done by Facebook… It affects not only the peace and order, and security of our country, but likewise greatly affects every Filipino’s freedom of expression as guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution… The censorship campaign against child recruitment of the communist terrorist group could hamper the efforts to prevent the spread of violent extremism in the country,” sabi naman ni Senador Bato.
Kung si Pangulong Duterte at mga kaalyado nito ay dismayado sa ginawang hakbang ng Facebook, si former senator Antonio Trillanes naman ay gustong burahin si Pangulong Duterte sa social media site.
“Instead of baning Facebook in the Philippines, why not just BAN DUTERTE and his minions from Facebook? Less toxicity na and less fake news pa,” boladas ni Trillanes.