Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not only a convicted rebel on parole – but also a convicted liar. He is on bail after a warrant of arrest is issued for his case that former Vice president Jejomar Binay filed against him for his accusing the latter of corruption during the longest ever senate hearings. He has no credibility at all in calling for such probe involving social media trolls bearing false news.
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[VIDEO]: MANILA – A Makati Regional Trial Court judge has ordered the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after finding probable cause in the libel case filed against him by former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.
Abuse of Power by Trillanes
Social media “trolls” are the subjects of a Senate investigation initiated by Senator Antonio Trillanes. In his Resolution No. 259, Trillanes wants the Senate committee on public information and mass media to probe the alleged spread of false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated and/or misleading news and information on social media, carried out by trolls – meaning, social media accounts not bearing the real profile of the owner.
According to the Resolution, the probe aims to protect the public from “manipulation” through the spread of “false or misleading news and information.” It also seeks to hold “the authors, distributors or purveyors of the said fake news responsible and/or accountable under the law for the contents they generate or disseminate.”
Tool of Empowerment
Trillanes is disgusted that social media is not anymore a tool for empowerment because his lies are counteracted with attacks on his credibility. When it is true that “social media trolls, do exist, Trillanes should know that he cannot hold the owners of troll accounts because they are unverifiable. That is why they are called “trolls” or fake social media accounts.
Libelous Senator VS Trolls
An elected public official like Trillanes is noted to spread lies against political opponents for character assassination. Binay, Marcos, Duterte and most particularly Bongbong Marcos are some of his major victims. He has ultimate loyalty to the Liberal Party because former President Benigno Aquino III pardoned him for sedition. The people resorted to social media trolls to counteract his lies. It is somewhat like the people of the Philippines versus Trillanes. Who is more believable in this case?