MANILA–The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) on Wednesday said that Facebook can delete false information posted online if the same is reported to them.
”With regard doon sa facebook security, there is a process by Facebook that if you report it by posting online immediately they automatically delete or inform the uploader the information uploaded through social media is very alarming,” said PNP-ACG spokesman Supt. Jay Guillermo in an ambush interview on Wednesday.
Guillermo added “that is one way of protecting netizens because here in the Philippines, a lot of information are not true.”
The PNP-ACG official termed such a Facebook security feature as a “good idea” such that it made easy the investigation of the social media in the sense that in the platform they use, automatically they have an initial step on the matter.
However, Guillermo admitted that based on the Philippine law enforcement and government, the PNP-ACG has no capability to automatically delete or deactivate any post through the social media.
”It is the platform that has the authority to do it,” he said.
Likewise, Guillermo also said that if there are really a lot of complaints, the people who received such a false information, they don’t have to file.
”At least they (Facebook) will encourage the netizens to report this themselves,” he said.