In 2004, Congress passed RA 9262, popularly known as the “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004” which aims to protect women and children against violence in whatever form. 182835] involving a jilted boyfriend who “sexted” to his former girlfriend a digitally altered picture of naked woman whose legs were spread open but bearing his former girlfriend’s face and head, coupled with a threat that he would make and spread similarly scandalous pictures of her in the Internet.
The enactment of RA 9262 was born out of “the need to protect the family and its members particularly women and children, from violence and threats to their personal safety and security.” Among the acts of violence punished by this law is engaging in any form of harassment or violence, personally or through another that alarms or causes substantial emotional or psychological distress to a woman or her child. On appeal, the Supreme Court upheld the ex-boyfriend’s conviction by the lower courts for violating the “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004.” The Supreme Court said that the Anti-Violence Against Women law “punishes any act or series of acts that constitutes violence against women.
Yet it’s never been clear exactly how China’s internet censors have attempted to control information that spreads in the app.
That’s partly because you likely wouldn’t know if you got censored in the first place.
Specifically, while sensitive terms used in isolation were unlikely to trigger censorship (say “June 4th,” a reference to the Tiananmen Square protests, brutally put down on June 4, 1989), it took effect when they were used in a full sentence or with other keywords.