iMAP Philippines 2023 Internet Censorship Report

Resource Type:
Research Reports, Working Paper

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Key Findings

Websites primarily related to news media, LGBTQ+, pornography, online gambling, and political criticism were found to be blocked in the Philippines.

Blocking was mainly done through DNS tampering.

In June 2022, outgoing National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. used the Anti-Terrorism Law as a legal basis to request the NTC to block access to 28 websites allegedly linked to “communist-terrorist” groups. These blockings were found to be consistent with OONI measurements.

Versions of the full report can be downloaded at the links below


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