Taylor Swift supporting calls to ‘junk terror bill’ in Phl?

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift took to Instagram to raise awareness on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. 

To her 133M followers, the Grammy-winning singer shared via Instagram stories a link to the page https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ that provides information such as resources and how to donate to the BLM movement.

“When You’re Done: Educate Yourself. This Doesn’t Go Away Once The Topic Isn’t, ‘Trending’,” the page said.

Once swiped up, the page would show that it also backed protest movements in other countries, including “Junk Terror Bill” which refers to the House Bill (HB) No. 6785 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Philippines. 

The “Junk Terror Bill” link will lead netizens to a page with updates, information and petitions calling for the scrapping of the bill.

According to the page’s FAQ, the site was “started by @dehyedration! My name is Nico and I am 17 years old and still in school!” 

The House Bill (HB) No. 6785 seeks to impose a harsher punishment on terrorism which is defined as “acts inciting fear and seriously destabilizing structures in the country.”

On Tuesday, Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said the bill could be “used to limit substantial freedoms, including expression of dissent and critical perspectives most especially by civil society and human rights groups under a democracy.”

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