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

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 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.

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“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

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