Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter should also suspend accounts of communist leaders in the same way it did to those of US President Donald Trump for ensuing violence to his tweets and instigating the recent riot at the US Capitol.
This, according to the Legal Cooperation Cluster of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) in a statement Friday.
The NTF ELCAC cluster called on Facebook and Twitter platforms to apply with equal rigor the standards of civility to which it held the US President accountable, to the social media accounts of leaders and officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
“Like Trump, these cadres of terrorists, on a more regular, systematic, and coordinated manner, sow disorder and advocate violence, with a marked emphasis on recruiting the impressionable youth,” the statement said.
It added that unlike Trump, the CPP-NPA, and its political arm, the National Democratic Front (NDF) does not pretend to be at least democratic or peaceful.
“Theirs is an unconcealed call to arms, waging an unrepentant war of attrition against a democratic government,” NTF ELCAC said.
The CPP-NPA-NDF, it added, care little how much their empty war has a cost in lives and property.
“What matters to them, as long as their leaders are given their pulpits, is that their cult brings in fresh bodies to throw at the standing government,” it said. READ MORE