He added, “There is a need to look at the systems that protect the freedoms accorded to all Filipinos by our Constitution, especially where those freedoms are being undermined by a surge in social media abuse through the propagation of falsehoods, defamation, character assassination, and national security threats. It is therefore in the interest of the State to protect the integrity of cyberspace so that it will become a tool for development, and not a tool for sowing virulent tribalism.”
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As Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan took action seeking possible liabilities of social media platforms, particularly Facebook, for allowing fake news on their pages, Facebook reiterated its statement that they are taking misinformation seriously.
"We take misinformation seriously. Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information," Facebook said in a statement via email.