“Facebook’s role in censoring free speech and enabling the rise of authoritarian regimes all over the world has been well-documented.”
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One does not need to subscribe to Sison’s political doctrines to see the ban as an act of censorship. If not challenged, the ban can be expanded and used as a tactic to enforce digital crackdowns. It gives tyrants the license to dictate who or what can be accessed or streamed on our networks. It is therefore a threat to our civic space.
A movement has already emerged which aims to counter the nefarious impact of disinformation. It reflects the clamor of the people to make elections and governance more transparent by ensuring that people can readily access accurate and credible information.
By MAX SANTIAGO
Narito tayo sa libro. Bilang netizen na social media ang almusal, freelancer na litong araw-gabi ang pasok sa trabaho, botante, aktibista, artista, konsyumer prosumer, at tagaliklha ng luma at bagong impormasyon, mga humaharap at pinangingibabawan ang mga ‘digital kuyog’, mga indibidwal na naghahanap ng pag-ibig, kilig, at saysay sa buhay.
The internet has many uses and one thing it conveniently offers is the boosting of individualism while rebranding it as a platform of empowerment. It poses unique challenges for community building and the pursuit of activism.
Activism is our fact-checking initiative against so-called “fake news.” We cannot engage in politics without a proper social investigation. Mao Zedong has a succinct quote for it: “No investigation, no right to speak”. Our statements must be grounded on the reality that affects the masses. We articulate the social condition based on verifiable facts.
“They have repeatedly weaponized social media to proliferate blatant and dangerous fabrications against activists and critics through red-tagging, or when local officials post violent ‘shoot-to-kill’ threats against the public — violent threats hewn directly from the president’s own violent and terroristic threats.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights alliance Karapatan said…
We are reminded that the best model of ‘audience engagement’ is still direct organizing in communities. Mainstream and social media can broaden reach, but in politics what counts is the solid membership in barangays, districts, cities, and provinces.
If you know Philippine history, you’ll get the jokes.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective What started as a platform for updating, interacting with and expanding a person’s network of friends and a venue for self-expression, social media sites and tools have evolved through the years. According to an article published by the website Small Business Trends in May 8, 2013 entitled Complete History of…