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Internet Censorship in Philippines
April 23, 2015

philippines internet censorship

The Internet is now both a global landmark and a universal medium for communication, studying, entertainment, doing business and more. People use it every day to handle their routine tasks in a more efficient way or simply because it’s convenient. Many users take the web for granted though and do not realize how important it is for humanity in general.

The Philippines has a solid community of Internet users with over 34 million Facebook users alone. There is also a great number of freelance job seekers in the country who can’t earn money without the opportunities provided by the web.

There are over 34 million Facebook users in Philippines


Signs of Censorship

The Philippine Cybercrime law represents a threat and a start of Internet censorship in the country as claimed by many users and protesters. The main points covered by this law allow prosecution of individuals dealing with trafficking, cybersex, child pornography and other questionable types of content or activities on the web, which generally is a good thing.

The aforementioned document, however, does cover additional points, most notable of which presuppose legal consequences for individuals posting or blogging on-line about controversial topics. Freedom of speech activists reacted to this fast by spreading the news and organizing official protests. The government does not seem to be reacting positively to this as no official statement has been made of the law abolishment.

A Threat to freedom of speech in Philippines


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