Be Careful with your Facebook Posts

a judicial reform program administrator recently warned IT PINOYs be careful when posting pics or when tagging other folks for this could be a valid libel case.

Geraldine Faith Econg, in her lecture on “Survey of Philippine Jurisprudence on Libel, Contempt and Right to Privacy” stated that libel can not only be confined on writing.

the lawyer said that like in writing, publishing information on social networking sites such as Facebook, that aims to discredit or dishonor another person/organization might lead to a valid case of libel.

an example would be when a libel case was filed by Dr. Vicky Belo against lawyer Argee Guevarra due to Facebook posts calling to boycott Belo’s clinic.

just like in any other thing we do, let’s just do it responsibly.

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