Namibia said Wednesday that it is concerned about the circulation of fake news about the country on social media platforms.
This comes after two damaging articles about the country were posted on social media last week.
In a statement, executive director of Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana said the “Fake news” is being created to deliberately mis-inform and deceive the public about government operations on social media platforms
“These messages are packaged in such a manner that they look legitimate and authentic as they include pictures of spokespersons of government institutions and that of the head of state President Hage Geingob,” he said.
He urged the public to be cautious of such messages as they are being created and circulated by individuals whose agenda is to create fear and destabilize peace among the public.
The articles ran under the headlines like “BoN declares Namibia bankrupt and Katutura state hospital sold”. Enditem