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NBI invites for questioning Bong Go critic


The National Bureau of Investigation has invited a student who allegedly shared online a post criticizing Senator Bong Go.

According to Carlo Mateo's report on Super Radyo dzBB, the student was asked to explain and his camp has complied with the NBI's order.

The student has declined to issue a statement to the media as well as to give details regarding the complaint.

The Cybercrime Division of the NBI said that it would be premature to release details on the complaint as they have just started the investigation.

In a statement, Go said he didn't know the college student and the questioned post as reported in the media.

He, however, said that he had written the NBI letters requesting its investigation on social media posts that he said could fall under possible violations of the Cybercrime law, particularly libel, and other applicable laws.

"Kasama naman po iyan sa mandato ng NBI na imbestigahan ang mga ito," Go said.

"Lahat naman po ng nagpapakalat ng fake news o malicious information ay pwedeng i-report sa NBI upang malaman kung may paglabag ba sa batas na naganap at ma-verify ang katauhan ng may-ari ng account kung siya ba talaga ang nagpost o hindi," he added.

Go said those who would be found liable should be held to account.

"Kung wala naman po silang iligal na sinabi o ginawa, wala silang dapat katakutan. Pero kung mapatunayang may nilabag silang batas, panagutan dapat nila," Go said.

"Bukod sa karapatan ng tao na malayang magsalita, parte rin naman ng ating demokrasya ang karapatan ng taong naagrabyado ng isang kasinungalingan na maprotektahan ang kanyang sarili ayon sa batas," he added. -Joahna Lei Casilao/NB, GMA News

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