On the veto of the SIM Card Registration Ace, Election-related initiatives, and the Junking of Cyberlibel Raps: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (April 16-30, 2022)

DUTERTE VETOES SIM REGISTRATION BILL DUE TO MANDATORY REGISTRATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the proposed Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act, Malacañang said on April 15. The provision ordering the mandatory registration of social media accounts prompted Duterte to veto the measure, acting presidential Read more…

On Meta’s Takedowns, the COMELEC Task Force and Election Information Disorder: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup | April 1-15, 2022

COMELEC FORMS TASK FORCE TO GO AFTER PEDDLERS OF FALSE INFO VS POLL BODY The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc approved the creation of a task force that seeks to crack down on individuals and entities propagating election-related disinformation – specifically against the poll body. Commissioner George Garcia said Read more…

ON SATELLITE INTERNET SERVICES, CYBER ATTACKS AND CYBER LIBEL: THE FMA DIGITAL RIGHTS ROUNDUP

‘EVEN RIZAL USED A PSEUDONYM’: DUTERTE URGED TO VETO SIM CARD REGISTRATION OVER PRIVACY CONCERNS Internet freedom and ICT rights advocacy group Democracy.Net.PH on Wednesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte through a written petition to veto the SIM Card Registration Act, saying it has flawed and unclear provisions that violate freedom Read more…

On cyberfraud, attacks on critical media, and disinformation in social media ahead of 2022 polls: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

December 1-31, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. 21% of Facebook users in the Philippines experienced harassment —study Facebook conducted a study among users in the Philippines and it showed that Read more…

On the efforts to broaden internet access in the Philippines, spam text messages, and fighting historical distortion: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

November 16-30, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Service interruption hits Converge ICT Solutions Internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. confirmed a service interruption following complaints from subscribers. Subscribers in Read more…

On deep fake campaigning, internet economy, and digitalization roadblocks: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

November 1-15, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Comelec’s Jimenez: Integrity pledge bars deep fakes in Eleksyon 2022 The Commission on Elections is expected to hold candidates accountable if they use Read more…

On digital gender gap, voices of dissent, growth in e-commerce, and rising cases of cybercrime in the Philippines: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

October 16-31, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. 63 percent of Filipino adults are internet users — Pulse Asia survey Sixty-three percent of Filipino adults use the internet, with 59 percent Read more…

On the nation’s digital landscape, online propaganda, and the fight against historical distortion: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

October 1-15, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Philippines’ digital competitiveness slips The Philippines dropped three spots in IMD business school’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2021. The country fell to 57th Read more…

On reopening of classes, fintech regulations, consumer woes on the state of telcos in the Philippines: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

September 1-15, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. DTI-BOI: Two ‘hyperscalers’ from US, China to enter Philippines “Hyperscalers” are global technology companies providing cloud and internet-based services. They require huge amounts Read more…

On the regulation of e-wallets, missed budget allocation, and tax plans for online creators: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

August 16-31, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. DICT credits ‘impressive’ growth in internet speed to common tower policy On Thursday, the Department of Information and Communications Technology commended the country’s Read more…