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Threats vs rights defenders intensify as military pushes to regulate social media under terror law

“Straight from the horse’s mouth: the military’s proposal to ‘regulate’ social media under the Anti-Terrorism Act clearly isn’t about countering terrorism: they’ll use it to censor dissent and go after legal organizations they have long vilified as ‘terrorists,’” human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted, as the group slammed Southern Luzon Command Chief Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr., also an official of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), for expressing support for such proposals yesterday,

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