Social media is a convenient way of spreading news. However, it has also created a fast paced widespread of fake news to the people. Some even finding it a great way to spread rumors, especially for those who loves to gossip.
A vendor was allegedly arrested for sharing rumors on Facebook and may potentially go to jail with a bail bond ranging from P10,000.
The woman may actually face charges of cyber libel for spreading wrong informations on Facebook, according to a concerned netizen.
In case you did not know, Cyber Libel has been made illegal in the Philippines. Libel is defined as “the public and malicious imputation of a crime, vice or defect, real or imaginary or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance tending to discredit or cause the dishonour or content natural or judicial person or to blacken the memory of one who is dead” under Article 353 Revised Penal Code of the Philippines.
The woman has been said to disseminate informations that negatively targeted the victim by the use of the app.
A concerned user was vigilant to identify it as cyber libel and immediately reported it to the authorities.
Whoever is proven guilty of careless spreading of malicious words or shortly the commitment of the crime may potentially face 12 years of jail time.