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SC plans to use TikTok, other social media platforms to make secular rulings

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BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — The Supreme Court is considering tapping into various social media platforms, including TikTok, as part of its aim to secularize its rulings.

“We have also started with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but hopefully we can have a podcast kasi napansin natin ang tao ngayon hindi mahilig magbasa [because we’ve noticed that the people no longer like reading]. They [would] rather listen wherever they are, if they have the internet or whatever access they have, they have the device and they’re interested in a particular decision that’s really important, then they can hear the podcast,” said Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo on Wednesday. journalists.

TikTok is a social media platform where users can post video content on various topics.

As Election Day approaches, TikTok has become a political battleground for supporters of various candidates, with video content released in support of their respective bets and against their rivals.

TikTok is currently considered one of the biggest social networks next to Facebook and Instagram. It has over 700 million active users worldwide.

Gesmundo admitted that it was necessary to study the use of TikTok because the majority of shared content is satirical.

But given its wide reach and to counter misinformation, he said “we will be looking at this as a means of communication using TikTok. We consult experts in effective communication.

Secularization of the Supreme Court website

The Chief Justice added that the Supreme Court’s official website (www.sc.gov.ph) will be revamped with the ultimate aim of becoming the go-to place for people hungry for information.

“The website will be redesigned and will contain more reliable and accurate information, understandable by lay people,” Gesmundo said.

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