House Bill on Mandatory Website and Social Media Registration?

Congressman Teves should probably attend a few seminars on social media first.

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Congressman Arnie Teves files bill for mandatory government ID verification of social media accounts. Congressman Arnie Teves files bill for mandatory government ID verification of social media accounts.

I spotted a post by Yugatech which says Rep. Arnolfo A Teves Jr filed House Bill 4093 which mandates “the authentication of online and social media memberships in the country through registration of their accounts using any valid government issued identification and/or barangay certificate.”

On the face of it, this bill seems to be in response to the rash of social media trolling that became the “new” horror of sorts that the likes of Maria Ressa warned people about.

While most of what’s written in the four page bill seems laudable, there are just two sections that I find particularly disturbing and here they are below:

Section 3. Identification Requirement. All persons shall be required to possess any valid identification cards issued by the government and/or barangay certificates issued by barangay authorities.

People intending to register…

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