Kagabi ay binanatan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang tila pagkiling ng Facebook sa mga makakaliwa dahil sa pagtanggal nito sa mga advocacy group page na sumusuporta sa militar at kasundaluhan. Isa kasi sa mga inalis ng social media giant ay ang page ng advocacy group na Hands Off Our Children o HOOC. Ang HOOC ay isang samahan na binubuo ng mga magulang na nawalay sa kanilang mga anak dahil sa kagagawan nga mga leftist organizations.
“At itong Facebook naman, I just — from what I have learned in the past days na pati ‘yung advocacy ng gobyerno tinatanggal. So what’s the purpose of you being here if government itself — ?
Facebook, listen to me. We allow you to operate here hoping that you could help us also. Now, if government cannot espouse or advocate something which is for the good of the people, then what is your purpose here in my country?
Tapos iyong left, ini-encourage kayo, then you believe in the left and to the point of almost make a sweeping move to iyong sa health — website ng health, military, we are fighting a war… To protect government interest always. If you cannot help me protect government interest, then let us talk. We may or we may not find the solution. If we cannot, then I’m sorry,” banat ni Pangulong Duterte.
Ngayong araw ay nagsalita na rin si House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano pantungkol sa social media giant. Ayon sa kongresista, may ikakasa silang congresional hearing laban sa Facebook.
“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,” sabi ni House Speaker Cayetano.
Source: House Speaker Alan Cayetano