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Trillanes Names ‘Trolls’ He Wants Investigated Under His Senate Bill

img_8541MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants a Senate investigation into the proliferation of “trolls” and fake news on social media.

Trillanes filed Senate Resolution No. 259, urging the committee on public information and mass media to probe the “proliferation of false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated and/or misleading news and information on social media, as well as on the so-called social media trolls.”

Trillanes described a troll as someone whose identity is typically unknown. A troll, he said, “deliberately creates and/or foments discord and conflict on social media sites” through the posting of controversial and inflammatory messages that provoke emotional responses from other internet users.

When pressed by The Adobo Chronicles to name the ‘trolls’ he wants investigated, Trillanes revealed his list which includes:

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Manny Pacquiao Wants Senate To Probe Biased News Media

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In Senate Resolution No. 259, Antonio Trillanes wants the Senate committee on public information and mass media and other appropriate committees to probe the “proliferation of false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated and/or misleading news and information on social media, as well as the so-called social media trolls.”

The probe aims to protect the public from “manipulation” through the spread of “false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated and/or misleading news and information,” said the resolution.

It also seeks to hold “the authors, distributors and/or purveyors of the same responsible and/or accountable under the law for the contents they generate and/or disseminate.”

In a related move, Senator Manny Pacquiao filed Senate Resolution No. 259-B, asking for a Senate probe on the proliferation of biased news media in the Philippines.

On the receiving end of Pacquiao’s resolution are ABS-CBN, GMA News, the Inquirer and Rappler.

Pacquiao also wants to include individual trolls in the probe, including the social media accounts of Cynthia Patag, Jim Parades, Leah Navarro, and Raissa Robles.

Is this the beginning of the end for fake and biased news in the Philippines?