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aquino's cyber crime law serves to silence critics than curb cybersex, pornography -Ilagan
Press Release Posted on October 3rd, 2012.
Rep. Luzviminda C. Ilagan, 0920-9213221
Jang Monte, 0917-4049119
Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan today said the Anti-Cybercrime Law will serve more to silence dissent aired online rather than curb pornography, cybersex or cyber-prostitution.
“President Aquino’s Anti-Cybercrime Law is more of a repressive, tyrannical law rather than one that will help put an end to the violence against women perpetrated online,” said Ilagan.
“The Anti-Cybercrime Law will not resolve or even curb the social ills that are bred, not by the absence of an internet police but by the worsening poverty and the lack of employment opportunities.”
The Gabriela solon explains, “While purportedly targeting cyber sex operators and the perpetrators of child pornography, President Aquino also targets those who criticize the government’s inaction to the people’s clamor for jobs, land and wages. It sends a chilling effect to those who expose government policies that exacerbate the social injustices that breed prostitution, pornography and violence against women.”
Ilagan further said that the insertion of the law's provision on libel betrays the real intent of the Anti-Cybercrime Law.
Ilagan joins calls to junk the Anti-Cybercrime Law and is set to co-author HB6613 filed by Reps. Raymond Palatino (Kabataan), Antonio Tinio (ACT teachers) and Teddy Casino (Bayan Muna) seeking to repeal the Anti-cybercrime Law.#