according to Tags: fake accounts, identity theft, Manila Bulletin, social media, Social Media Regulation Act of 2017, Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez
“This proposed bill seeks to afford a remedial measures on the foregoing matters and will regulate these social media by mandating social media companies (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)
Share TweetBy Charissa LuciAlarmed by the prevalence of fake, malicious and spurious social media accounts, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants to regulate the use of social media by mandating social media companies to verify the user applicants before they are allowed to open an account.
HB 5021 or the proposed Social Media Regulation Act of 2017, provides that applicants for social media accounts be subjected by social media networks to effective identity verification in order to ascertain the authentic of an account.
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Alvarez wants social media regulated, seeks probe on fake users
as declared in Alvarez also filed a bill that seeks to regulate social media by “by mandating the social media companies ie, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
The Alvarez bill imposes penalties for the social media providers’ failure to comply with the verification requirement and punishment for those who engage in identity theft.
5021 filed by Alvarez will also be known as the “Social Media Regulation Act of 2017.”It defines the social media network as social media venues that include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, “and the likes (sic)” as well as email accounts with Yahoo, Google, and other internet sites.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez III wants a congressional inquiry into the alleged failure of social media networks “to provide an effective method or system” to authenticate accounts registered to them, citing the need to protect social media users and curb abuses such as online identity theft.
READ: Schools teach how to distinguish between real and fake newsHowever, some governments are trying to adopt strict online measures while others have banned social media providers or blocked website altogether.
Congressman wants social media accounts of tourists reviewed
as declared in Tourists traveling to the United States on vacation could be made to link authorities their social media accounts in future.
“Directing Homeland Security to review visa applicants’ social media before granting them access to our country is common sense.
Last year an optional box was also added in which applicants may choose to provide links to their social media accounts.
Form is now asking for social media account details.
Congressman Jim Banks has introduced the Visa Investigation and Social Media Act of 2017 which would make a currently optional part of the application compulsory.
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