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A vlogger posted a video with a title incorrectly claiming that outgoing Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan filed a bill against mis- and disinformation and that he is discrediting social media platforms and bloggers.

On June 8, Facebook page Badong Aratiles posted a video with a title that read: “Kiko Gumawa ng Batas para Proteksyunal [sic] daw sa Mga Misinformation/Disinformation! Patuloy Parin [sic] sa Paninira sa SOCMED at sa mga Bloggers.”

(Kiko [Pangilinan] created a law that allegedly protects against misinformation/disinformation! [He] keeps discrediting [social media] and bloggers.)

It is false. The bill the vlogger referred to in the video is actually a Senate resolution filed by Pangilinan and Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon.

There was nothing in the committee report on the resolution where Pangilinan said anything to attack the credibility of vloggers and social media platforms. A Google search and Twitter search also did not show the lawmaker saying anything against them.

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