- Posted January 15, 2013 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
On Anti Cyber Crime Law in the Philippines
I do believe that a democracy should have an anti-cyber crime law. An Anti-Cyber Crime Law was passed in the Philippines last year. However, the Philippine Supreme Court suspended the law after receiving several petitions from various sectors and groups that protested against the anti-cyber bullying provision of the said law. The provision contains several restrictions on freedom of speech and freedom of expression on the Internet. The said provision also contains privileges for celebrities and politicians in the Philippines to file libel cases against ordinary people who may want to voice out opinions about them on the Internet. Hence, many Filipinos including myself want the anti-cyber bullying provision of the said law be repealed. Many Filipino netizens want a democratic anti-cyber bullying provision that wouldn’t curtail the freedom of speech on the Internet. The Internet is now the largest commonplace on Earth and such freedom of expression should not be curtailed on such commonplace.