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5m Multa, Kulong Sa Fake News

It can be jailed for up to five years and pays a fine of P5 million to anyone who disputes false news when it is enacted by a proposal filed with the Senate.

In Senate Bill No. 1492 filed by Sen. Joel Villanueva, any person or entity that maliciously offers, publishes, distributes, distributes or distributes false news or print information, broadcasts and online media.

"To be covered under this Act, such false news or information must cause or tend to cause panic, division, chaos, violence, hate or must exhibit or tend to exhibit a propaganda to blacken or discredit one's reputation," explains Villanueva's proposal.

"In addition, the person doing any of the foregoing acts must have full knowledge that such news or information is false, or have reasonable grounds to believe that the same is false," according to the measure.

Anyone who proves to be spreading false news will be detained from one year to five years and repayment of a fine of P100,000 to P5,000,000.

If the offender is a public official, the fine is payable twice, double the length of the imprisonment and can not be seated at any place in the government for a lifetime.

Meanwhile, any mass media enterprise or social media platform that fails or refuses to remove false news is fined P10 million to P20 million and imprisonment from 10 years to 20 years.

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