On President Rodrigo Duterte's threats against Facebook

While there are numerous human rights challenges that Facebook has to address, shutting down the platform, when it doesn’t suit the current administration’s wishes to maintain pages that incite violence and foment lies on activists and those that will unduly influence the election, is tantamount to censorship.

Facebook should stand its ground against this bullying of the President. Instead, it is the government that should be held to account for the government funds and resources it has used to abuse the platform to promote its anti-people and repressive policies.

Cristina Palabay
Karapatan Secretary General