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Spread of ‘Fake News’ Might Get Worse as 2022 Election Draw Closer, According to Expert

Center for International Law expert Gilbert Andres said that ‘fake news’ might get worse as 2022 elections draw near.

Gilbert Andres said in an online forum of Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates that fake news might get worse during the 2022 elections to set agenda with Filipino voters. He also said that the numbers of “troll army” may drastically increase.

Andres said that some politicians and personalities were allegedly using “troll army” to attack the critics of the government. He cited the history of press last 2016 and assumed that it might happened again next year.

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The expert said that there are legal ways to attack the media citing on how the administration deal with ABS-CBN and Rappler.

“We have seen how the administration deals with critical organizations, such as the ABS-CBN, as well as Rappler, so expect that the administration might resort not only to cyber libel but, well, as provisions, on different crimes under the Anti-Terrorism Act,” Andres said.

The current administration reportedly refused to grant the franchise renewal of the Kapamilya network over alleged violation. However, ABS-CBN repeatedly denied the accusations against the network.

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Malacañang also denied the accusations the accusations that President Duterte ordered the rejection of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal.

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