Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said Friday YouTube had taken down channels that he sued for cyber libel for spreading fake news about his family.
The vice presidential candidate thanked YouTube and its owner, Google, for acting on his complaint against two channels that claimed he physically abused his wife, actress Sharon Cuneta, whom they also accused of adultery.
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"Doon sa mga YouTube channel na naglalabas ng kasinungalingan ay sa awa naman ng Diyos ay tinake down na ng YouTube at ng Google," he told TeleRadyo.
"Sana hindi na kinakailangang umabot sa sampahan ng kaso para i-take down dahil sila na mismo may community standards. Nakita natin na 'pag 'di tayo kumilos, 'di rin sila kikilos," said Pangilinan.
He also called the government and YouTube to be quick on resolving pending cases involving "fake news" as it thrives online.
"Sana ganun din sa iba na walang pangalan, na hindi senador, dahil nga marami ang nabibiktima nitong 'fake news'," he said.
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