Peru social networks crucial in disseminating rights information


While traditional media sought to criminalize the widespread November 2020 protests in Peru following the Congressional ouster of President Vizcarra, witnesses disseminated videos and photographs of police abuse on social networks. In the fear and uncertainty, many myths also circulated. In Peru, citizens have the right to refuse to allow police to check their cellphones unless they have a court order; slowed or absent wireless connections may simply be due to overload; as public officials, police are subject to scrutiny and supervision; avoid sharing individuals' personal IDs publicly; verify news before disseminating it further.

Writer: Hiperderecho

Publication: Hiperderecho