Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Close  
technology / Internet

Arrests imminent as gov’t cracks down on ‘cyber-sedition’

technology / Internet
  • share this

Arrests imminent as gov’t cracks down on ‘cyber-sedition’

/ 03:39 PM June 13, 2017

DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima. FILE PHOTO

Information and Communications Secretary Rodolfo Salalima said on Tuesday that some persons would be arrested soon for committing “cyber-sedition.”

“May huhulihin na (there will be people arrested for), cyber-sedition. We are not going to name the persons but were able to track about more than one last night,” Salalima told reporters in a Palace briefing.

He said the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) had been involved in monitoring accounts committing cybercrime.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Remember, rebellion, sedition are crimes under the old penal code. You do sedition or you incite people via (the cyberworld) or via internet. I call it, there is cyber-rebellion, there is cyber-sedition,” he said.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) had earlier asked Facebook Philippines to take down 63 accounts reportedly linked to Islamist militants. IDL

READ: Military fighting Maute even on social media

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Crime, cyber rebellion, cyber-sedition, Cybercrime, Rodolfo Salalima
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved