Senator Joel Villanueva is ramping up the fight towards fake news with plans to file a invoice penalizing peddlers of such misinformation.

Villanueva, in a Facebook post, stated purveyors of fake news shouldn’t tolerated “especially when the public interest is at stake.”

“We intend to file a bill that would penalize any person who maliciously creates or intentionally spread fake news in print, broadcast media or on the internet including social media websites,” Villanueva stated.