Criminalizing the “aiding or abetting” of online libel and prosecuting those who simply receive and react to defamatory social media posts will be difficult if the complexities of cyberspace are ignored in the formulation of a cyberlibel law, according to the Supreme Court.
Journalists have no reason to fear Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act, government lawyers said Tuesday but justices of the Supreme Court are doubtful.
loggers and netizens formalized their protest against Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act 2012 after they filed a petition with the Supreme Court to nullify several of its provisions.
The National Union of Journalist of the Philippines, Philippine Press Institute, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and various journalists and bloggers joined the call for the Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan has joined various groups seeking to declare as unconstitutional the several provisions of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.