Reports of fake Facebook accounts linked to military and police cast doubts on the agenda of these institutions, according to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).
The statement came after Facebook reported the removal of fake accounts, pages, and Instagram handles allegedly associated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The CHR vowed to hunt those behind the accounts and pages once that the malicious coordinated online activity is proven sponsored by the Duterte administration.
CHR Commissioner Karen Dumpit called these alleged links “alarming” and go against the public’s best interest.
The agency welcomed Facebook’s move to remove these networks as long as the social media giant’s policy is bound on human rights and freedom of expression.
“Social media’s bottom line should not be merely profits and money. It should also be the true and genuine connection of people to each other,” said Dumpit.