October 2, Tuesday, Rappler.com put up this banner on its site and turned its avatar to black.
It joins journalists, citizen journalists, bloggers and netizens who also changed their profile pictures and avatars to protest the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which takes effect October 3, Wednesday.
In the comments section under the YouTube video, click on "Respond to this Video" and then click "Create a Video Response" to send your quick message. Here are some of the responses we have received so far:
Because the law is important to anyone who wants to engage in Citizen Participation, and even if I know that there may be nothing libelous about weather, I will not abide by the insult that has been laid upon us. We should not live in fear or paranoia because of an antiquated libel law inserted by a senator who make showbiz indecencies the reason for the act of treachery to the people.
JOHN FRANCIS LONDRES
RED ANTS PRODUCTIONS
SENATOR TG GUINGONA
The world is not dangerous because of the bad people that are in it , but because of the good people who see evil and do nothing." In a country with so many corrupt officials, Filipinos need every right and platform to hold their public servants accountable. I'm Sebastian Castro AND THAT is why I stand against the Cyber Crime Law of 2011.