The Philippines Policies Affecting Disinformation

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory


Police have used Article 154 of the Penal Code to jail an individual spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Article 154 criminalizes publishing inaccurate information that may endanger the public order.[1]A bill that would hold officials accountable for spreading false information was ruled unconstitutional.[2] The Cybercrime Prevention act prohibits online defamatory content or "liable".[3]

Attempts to discredit media as disinformation

President Rodrigo Duterte has labeled media outlets as "fake news"[4].

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National Policies Affecting Disinformation