Facebook takes down another anti-Duterte post

Facebook takes down another anti-Duterte post

The giant social media network Facebook has made another appalling move after it took down another post that criticized President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and his actions.

On June 5, Sunday, two Filipino journalists posted on both Twitter and Facebook claiming that the Facebook page of the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) was taken down after the group released a statement condemning Duterte's remarks on media killings.

Journalist Inday Espina-Varona, said that the EJAP’s facebook page has gone missing after releasing a statement regarding Mayor Duterte's pronouncemet on media.  Espina-Varona also reposted the EJAP statement on her own Facebook account.



"We in EJAP find [Duterte's] pronouncement inappropriate, most specially for someone of his stature who's supposed to defend the rule of law," the group said.


 Iris Gonzales also tweeted about the EJAP situation.

It can be recalled that the President-elect earlier said that being a journalist does not exempt him or her from being assassinated, especially if he or she is a son of a bitch.

Many organizations, including the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) have released their statements and stands regarding Duterte's remarks.

Paris-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) also urged Philippine media to boycott Duterte's press conferences until he apologizes. However, NUJP believed that it shouldn’t be the case.

This is the second time that Facebook made a surprising move and took down an anti-Duterte post. On June 1,

Source: Kami.com.ph

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