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The Philippines has passed a bill that will require social media users to register their identities and phone numbers when opening new accounts in a bid to combat online abuse and misinformation, according to a senator this week. The move comes ahead of a general election in May, in which a president, legislators, and thousands of political roles will be decided, with social media expected to be a crucial campaign battleground. The bill is an unusual attempt by lawmakers to track down the users since there are thongs of anonymous social media accounts in the Philippines trolling and posting fake […]

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Clearly an attempt by the Marcos camp to silence people pointing out that he's a bigger crook than his father was. He's already bought the electoral authorities to stop them disqualifying him for being a convicted crime. 

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