Pres. Duterte slams Facebook after several accounts were shut down

Pres. Duterte slams Facebook after several accounts were shut down

- President Rodrigo Duterte hits back at Facebook after some of the “advocacy” accounts of the Philippine military were shut down

- President Duterte asked Facebook its purpose in the country if they will not help the government with their “advocacy”

- He also said that leftist groups are encouraging Facebook and that they are believing in the left

- Earlier, Facebook announced that it shut down “fake” accounts that were supporting President Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte slammed social media giant Facebook after it shut down accounts and pages of the Philippine military as he addressed the nation on Monday.

KAMI learned that President Duterte questioned the purpose of Facebook after the pages and accounts were reportedly taken down.

Pres. Duterte slams Facebook after several accounts were shut down
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In a report by ABS-CBN News, the President said that some “advocacy” accounts and pages of the Philippine military were taken down by Facebook.

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As reported by Inquirer (authored by Gabriel Pabico Lalu), the President also accused leftist groups of encouraging Facebook.

According to the report of CNN Philippines, President Duterte said that Facebook cannot lay down policy for the Duterte admin.

Meanwhile, Head of Facebook Security Policy, Nathanial Gleicher, claimed that most of the accounts that were shut down had most activities in Southeast Asia.

He also mentioned that most of the posts were about global news and Beijing's interest in the South China Sea.

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Born on March 28, 1945, Rodrigo Duterte is the 16th President of the Philippines. He is the first septuagenarian to ever assume the post. He has four children: Paolo, Sara, Baste, and Kitty Duterte.

Earlier, President Duterte claimed that he offered to resign from his post because of the endless corruption in the government.

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Facebook previously announced that it shut down several “fake” accounts that were used to support President Duterte. The accounts were reportedly traced to China.

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