BE INFORMED: Alam Mo Ba Na Pwede Kang KASUHAN Dahil Sa FACEBOOK POSTS MO?-Alamin kung anu-ano ito.....

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Today people always expresses their emotions, may it be happy or frustrating thru Facebook posts, without thinking the consequences after it.


You feel disgusted to some one and eventually take photo and rant over social media sites without the knowledge that it may put your self to shame or put you behind bars.

Recently a certain named Monique Olandesca rant over the Man in MRT who didn't offer a seat for her. He post the photo of a guy to shame him, but sadly karma strike and netizen bashed her instead of the man.

Many netizens reacted and called out the woman who posted the photo saying that she shouldn’t feel entitled for a seat because she’s a woman as only PWD, elderly and women with children are the ones who are entitled for priority seating on the MRT.

Others even called out to the man in the photo to press charges on the woman due to defamation, harassment and bullying.

We get it, it’s kind of the point of social media. It’s your wall, it’s your feed, you can do whatever you want with it.

It’s a platform where you can express whatever you feel. Maybe a political opinion or what you think of a new restaurant.

But where is the thin line between “it’s my opinion” and “you can go to jail for that?”

1. When it becomes harassment.

Harassment is defined as when someone “repeatedly behaved in a manner that was perceived as intrusive or threatening.”

According to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

2. When it’s libellous

    Saying an opinion is one thing but saying something untrue or unverified is another.

    In 2015, Celebrity stylist Liz Uy sued Michael Sy Lim of Fashion Pulis Php 11M.

    She filed cases of online libel and grave slander with plea for damages amounting to P11 million for "false and malicious" social media posts about the outfits of Maine Mendoza (Yaya Dub).

    3. When you are bullying someone

    Bullying is a serious issue. There are many who have ended their lives from cyberbullying specifically. These are not only children in school but also anyone who has access to an electronic device. 


    Andaya defined cyber-bullying as acts of cruelty committed using the internet or any form of electronic media or technology that has the effect of stripping one’s dignity or causing reasonable fear or physical or emotional harm.

    Even posting or sending of offensive photos of the victim, whether digitally altered or not or were taken with or without consent, as long as it has intention to humiliate and embarrass the victim is also cyber-bullying according to Andaya.

    If you are guilty of cyber-bullying, you shall be fined penalty of P50,000 but not more than P100,000 and imprisonment of not less than six months but not more than six years, or both.

    4. When you hack into someone’s account and post for him/her

    According to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (which is now a law Republic Act 10175), hacking into someone's account may it be email, Paypal or even Sulit can get you can get imprisoned and pay as much as Php 1 million.

    5. When you use a material with copyright infringement

    If it’s not yours and use it without the consent of the author especially with the intent of copying and making money out of it, the copyright owner would most definitely sue.

    source. says.com


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