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Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

Technology
President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why he should allow Facebook to operate in the Philippines after it removed accounts he said was backed his government’s interests, including fighting insurgentsByThe Associated PressSeptember 29, 2020, 7:04 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why he should allow Facebook to continue operating in the Philippines after the social media giant removed accounts he said was backed his government’s interests, including fighting insurgents.Facebook said last week it had removed a Philippine network of fake accounts whose operators tried to conceal their identities and used “coordinated inauthentic behavior” to mislead people.Duterte did not specify which Facebook accounts ...
Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

Health
President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain orderByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2020, 5:31 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the entire Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain law and order.Duterte first placed the country under a state of calamity in March when the number of confirmed infections was approaching 200 with about a dozen deaths. The country now has more...