Malawi government warns social media abusers: To crackdown on fake news, obscene posts

Government has warned social media abusers that the Electronic Transactions and Cyber Security Law will catch up with them.

Botomani: Drastic measures and action will now be enforced 

Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani gave the warning Tuesday at a press conference in Lilongwe which was also addressed by Minister of Homeland security  Nicholas Dausi.

The Electronic Transactions and Cyber Security Law punishes those who abuse social media by among others spreading fake news and obscene posts.

Let me also remind the country that the Electronic Transactions and Cyber Security Law is in effect. This law punishes those who abuse social media. I want to caution those who abuse social media that this law will catch up with them one day. We must love our country. We must be responsible citizens,” said Bottomani who is also ruling DPP Director of Research and Training.

Botomani also urged journalists in the country to rise above partisan politics and remain professional in their work and avoid being part of those that spread fake news.

We expect you to rise above partisan politics as you carry out your work. Be objective. Be ethical. Avoid spreading fake news. Avoid being used by politicians for bad reasons. Most of you are young people and you have a long future in store for you,” he said.

His remarks come following the emergence of fake news towards and after the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

The news conference was also attended by DPP’s Secretary General GrizelderJeffrey, Minister of Health  Jappie Mhango and Minister of Local Government  Ben Phiri.

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Nyabotha
Nyabotha
1 year ago

Za zii.

The Patriot
The Patriot
1 year ago

Freedom of expression is the birthright of all people. Muyambe inuyo kuleka kunyoza anthu pa MBC and political rallies then leople will follow suit. Komanso Mr Botoman…please calm down mwangoyambatu kumene..mtima pansi…kumakhala ma reshuffle kunja kuno! Afunseni anzanu, they were ministers like Kumpalume where are they now? Your bosses are the constituents!!

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

Musaopseze ndiufulu umene tidasankha mu 1994 umene ukutipasa mphamvu moti inu ndiamene muli oyenera kilipiranso atola nkhani komanso nyumba zonse zoulusa mawu pazimene mudachita pokhomerera enidziko kuti asamamve zimene mukunena ku Court za nkhani ya mbava yanu imene mutudyera limodzi misonkho yaanthu ovutika monga Jane Tipex Wakuba Mutharika Ansah komanso Peter Wakuba Tipex Ansah Mutharika anthuwa akutiphwanyiraso ufulu wathu ndemusazayankhuleso zokhudzana ndi atola nkhani ndinyumba zoulusa mawu

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago

U r rubbish just like your father, criminals of Dpp are roaming in the street.

guy jobo
guy jobo
1 year ago

Mr Hon minister.start putting Malawi flag on your jacket not party emblem.you are a government minister not party minister.

Phingo Walusa
Phingo Walusa
1 year ago

“We must be responsible citizens…?” Kupha mumapangaku is being responsible, what about corruption, nepotism and vote rigging? You mean the law is for only that section of people who hold contrary opinion and your cadets should continue terrorizing people and that is being responsible? You killed my brother and I should be smiling at that, do you know what he was to us? Ine ndiye ndinakutoperanitu, am ready to be killed. You will kill us but the truth is in no time the blood of all those you have killed will speak against you! Tell Tonde wanuyo, Maliseche Muntharika to… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

You said you will be different. Tell MBC to be objective

TOSH
1 year ago

IDIOT BOTTOMAN, NDIYE MUKUFUNA KUPONDEREZA UFULU WA ANTHU WE ARE LIVING IN A WORLD OF DEMOCRACY

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

Idiots. Siiye the whole presdent threatening the whole nation kuti azatinyenyanyenya yet he gets our taxes. Where os the fairness? So who should we stary to blame than this fucking one toothed idiot.
Pls do not probe us. We know its tippex you want to protect. To hell with it

Wa Dallo
1 year ago

I love tippex. Whether you like or not, I will keep my tippex safe. Bye Bye!

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