MANILA, October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - The Philippines ordered the tech giants Facebook (FB.O) , Alibaba Lazada and Sea 's (SE.N) Shopee will stop authorizing the sale of cellular equipment used for emergency messaging, after "smash blasts " were used to promote a presidential candidate.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered the platforms to appear before the agency on October 27 to explain why they should not be held responsible for authorizing the sale of the equipment.
The CNT 's order, made public on Tuesday, follows an investigation it ordered last week into an " emergency alert "text, generally used during disaster, containing a message of support for one of the presidential candidates. date.
Under local laws, the sale, manufacture and Importing equipment capable of sending bulk SMS free of charge requires approval from the NTC.
The NTC has stated that the Mobile text alerts must come from illegal channels since the Emergency Alert Short Message Service is used by disaster agencies.
Facebook, Lazada Philippines, Alibaba, Shopee Philippines and Shopee did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty
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