Netizens bash father for outrageous 'gunpoint' photo

Netizens bash father for outrageous 'gunpoint' photo

- A young Pinoy father outraged netizens after controversial 'gunpoint' photos with his very own kids went viral

- The photos showed the father pointing what appears to be a gun on his children's heads

- The post went viral and has been shared by various netizens across social media who not only bashed the father but reminded everyone about the importance of responsible social media use

While freedom of expression is guaranteed by the constitution, that doesn't mean that anyone will be allowed to say whatever he wanted to say at the expense of others.

Netizens bash father for outrageous 'gunpoint' photo

This is crazy. Photo from fb.com

In the Philippines, the law recognizes that there is dichotomy between protected and unprotected speech. There are laws that, to an extent, limit certain freedoms especially if there's a third party harm.

Laws like libel and defamation are used to make sure that people will not result into damaging remarks just to be able to carry a message across.

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Netizens bash father for outrageous 'gunpoint' photo

Look at that innocent child. Photo from fb.com

Despite that, there are still people who irresponsibly go beyond the freedoms granted to them by the state. While not everyone is prosecuted, people on the ground will always have a way to fight back.

Today, considering that the virtual world (i.e Facebook) has become an extension of who we are in the real world, the same things we do offline can also be extended online.

This is also true when it comes to slandering someone or making unsubstantiated allegations about a person. This is why we have passed relevant laws that will address these kinds of things.

 

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Netizens bash father for outrageous 'gunpoint' photo

What kind of father would do this?

More than that , the state, along with various sectors also launched campaigns on responsible social media use, which is focused on the idea that not everything should be posted online. This father will have to learn that the hard way.

A young Pinoy father outraged netizens after controversial 'gunpoint' photos with his very own kids went viral. The photos showed the father pointing a gun on his children's heads.

The post went viral and has been shared by various netizens across social media who not only bashed the father but reminded everyone about the importance of responsible social media use.

Netizens bash father for outrageous 'gunpoint' photo

The actual fb post. Photo from fb.com

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