In today’s society, social media has provided dilemmas for free speech. The hate speech and other harmful rhetoric on these websites can only be addressed by robust public debate if free speech remains unfettered and dialogue is encouraged.
The 2022 Philippine Presidential Election may mark the return of the corrupt Marcos family political dynasty and threaten U.S. geopolitical positioning in Southeast Asia.
Even as the Ukrainian conflict continues to see a steady flow of economic sanctions and international pressures levied against Russia, the Chinese government is likely to benefit the most from the conflict despite appearing to be in geopolitical limbo.
While it is incredibly important to understand the need for restrictions to keep our communities safe, it is equally important to recognize how authoritarian governments in developing countries like the Philippines can utilize mandates to exploit their citizens.