Usec. Lorraine Badoy: "Nakakapangilabot ang dami ng fake accounts" - The Daily Sentry

Tuesday, August 7, 2018



Usec. Lorraine Badoy: "Nakakapangilabot ang dami ng fake accounts"



PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, photo from Inquirer
Online media basically including the use of social networking sites such as Facebook among others is very rampant in todays society. Taken by critics as a means of empowering the people and giving them the voice to speak out and be heard, Facebook has inevitably perforated into the modern lives of every Filipino.

Social media, however, just like any other forms of media is also subject to abuse. This idea has been highlighted in the recently published Facebook post of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary, Dr. Lorraine Marie T. Badoy.


Usec. Badoy who for a long time claimed that she had been constantly attacked by so-called fake accounts has recently decided to speak out and inform thousands of her followers in Facebook about the responsible usage of Facebook as a social networking site. 
Usec. Lorraine Badoy, photo from Rappler
“Na-aamaze ako sa dami ng fake accounts na pumuputakte sa posts ko. Kasama ko ang Facebook Philippines sa pagtanggal ng mga fake accounts na ito at kahit sila manghang mangha sa dami. At mukhang iisa lang ang pinanggagalingan neto," Usec. Badoy stated.

“Eto yung punto ko dito: napakagandang teknolohiya ng Facebook pero isa lang itong kasangkapan. Pwedeng gamitin sa kabutihan at pwedeng gamitin sa kababuyan," she added reiterating the significance of technology as well as its tendency for abuse.

The PCOO Undersecretary, being an advocate of responsible netizenship, asserted in her post that the proper and improper use of social media lies in everybodys hands. That is, the decision to responsibly use social media or Facebook per se is a personal choice.
Another photo of Usec. Lorraine Badoy courtesy of UNTV
“Mamimili kayo kung para saan nyo sha gagamitin at mamimili kayo kung kanino nyo ibibigay ang isip at oras nyo. Kung sa baboy nyo ibibigay, bandang huli at dahan dahan mawawala ang pagkatao nyo, pati na rin ang pagtingin nyo sa pagkatao ng kapwa tao nyo," she claimed.

Conclusively, Usec. Badoy posed a significant question asking Filipinos for a kind of cyber environment they want o create.

“Anong mundo sa cybernet ang gusto nyong ilikha? Yung may respeto sa kapwa at sa sarili o yung pangbababoy sa sarili at sa kapwa tao? Nakakapangilabot ang dami ng fake accounts. Gawa ng isang taong (tao pa ba to?) wala na atang kaluluwa at konsensya," she ended.

 

Here are some reactions from netizens from Dr. Lorraine Marie T. Badoy's post:


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Source: Dr. Lorraine Marie T. Badoy