27 Sep CDO Police To File Cases Against 2 Kagay-anon Netizens For Spreading Fake News
Mga higala! At least TWO SOCIAL MEDIA USERS who posted unverified information or FAKE NEWS, regarding a bomb explosion at Cagayan de Oro, will face criminal charges from the city police, according to Sunstar CDO.
COCPO Spokesperson, Superintendent Mardy Hortillosa II, stated that they will be verifying the identities behind the Facebook accounts who posted about the fake bomb scare because it caused panic among their fellow Kagay-anons.
Hortillosa expressed that they also want to send a message to the public against posting unverified information on social media.
Here is one of the posts:
The two suspects may face charges for violating Presidential Decree No. 1727 or the malicious dissemination of false information of the willful making of any threat concerning bombs, explosives or any similar device or means of destruction.
However, this is a bailable offense and is punishable only with imprisonment of not more than five years.
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