The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has maintained that it will not regulate the use of social media as potential medium of campaign in the 2016 elections by reason of online accounts being “personal spaces.”
But Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the poll body is closely monitoring the platform for the cost of online campaign materials.
“Hindi natin ire-regulate ang social media. Tinitignan natin siya, pinanonood natin siya, pero hindi pa nagbabago ‘yung stand ng Comelec from 2013 na ang social media accounts ng tao ay personal space niya ‘yun,” Jimenez told reporters in a press briefing. READ MORE