The prompt response from the Philippine government to address concerns on the implementation of the law and whether there is a need to amend some provisions in the Cybercrime Prevention Act has to be commended.
Since Republic Act No. 10175 of the Philippines, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 made into law internet users are no longer safe to express themselves freely in social media and blog sites without the fear of persecution or of being prosecuted.
Microblogging is booming in China, where users can circumvent state media and speak their mind. Some fear the government may try to use social networking sites to monitor public opinion.