PNP ready to track down ghost accounts
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, on Monday said its Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) is ready to take action on the complaints behind the so-called “ghost accounts” of many Facebook users.
Gamboa assured that the PNP is doing its best to monitor illegal activities on social media.
“Yes, in fact active tayo sa (we are active on) social media monitoring and anything that are non-normal and perceived to be illegal, then ginagawan ng aksyon ng (it is being acted upon by the) Anti-Cybercrime Group,” Gamboa told reporters in a press conference . READ MORE
In Davao City, the home city of President Rodrigo Duterte, reliable sources in the local police force said the Anti-Cybercrime Group is also ferreting out social media accounts suspected as fake accounts of government critics, political opposition and communist rebels and personalities in their legal fronts.
In the press conference on Monday, Gamboa encouraged social media users to report the fake accounts.
House Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate earlier expressed concern over accounts on social media platform Facebook alleged to be owned by activists, students and faculty of some universities.
Zarate, an opposition solon, on Sunday said the government could be behind the accounts that were found to be dummy accounts.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, on Monday shot down Zarate’s claim.
If Congressman Zarate has the evidence, (he should) file the corresponding charge, said Roque. READ MORE IN PNA
MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Monday urged netizens to be vigilant by reporting dummy accounts on Facebook (FB) and other social media platforms.Andanar described the sudden surge of fake FB accounts as “alarming” and… Read More