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SC eyes use of TikTok, other social media platforms to laymanize decisions

/ 03:20 PM April 27, 2022
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BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — The Supreme Court is studying the possibility of tapping various social media platforms including TikTok as part of its goal to laymanize its decisions.

“We started with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram also but hopefully, we can have 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 internet or whatever access they have, they have the device and they are interested in a particular decision that is really important, then, they can hear the podcast,” Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, on Wednesday told reporters.

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

As election day draws near, TikTok has turned into a political battleground for supporters of various candidates, with video content posted in support of their respective bets, and against their rivals.

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TikTok is currently considered as among the largest social network next to Facebook and Instagram. It has over 700 million active users worldwide.

Gesmundo admitted need to study the use of TikTok as majority of the contents shared are satirical.

But considering its wide reach and to counter disinformation, he said “we will study on that as a means of communication using TikTok. We are consulting experts on effective communication.”

Laymanizing the Supreme Court website

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

“The website will be redesigned and will contain more information that is reliable and accurate, understandable by laymen,” Gesmundo said.

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