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Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law

The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post “defamatory” comments on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000) or face up to 12 years in prison. Websites that publish the material may also be shut down. The cyber-law has been branded as ‘draconian’ and a serious violation of freedom of speech by rights groups.

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