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Roque warns vague ‘fake news’ law can be used to persecute opposition

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday warned that a vague fake news law could be used to stifle free speech and persecute the opposition. During the Senate inquiry on a bill that seeks to penalize government officials who spread fake news, Roque expressed his reservations on the proposed law, saying it was unconstitutional. Although he respects the prerogative of the Congress to pass such a law,Roque, a long-time advocate of freedom of expression, said he felt a ruling on fake news woul

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