ICT Minister condemns WhatsApp message circulating on social media

ICT Minister condemns WhatsApp message circulating on social media

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology has condemned a WhatsApp message circulating on social media that the government has passed a new regulation to record people's cell phone calls and monitor social media platforms.
The ministry says it is not in possession of any technology that links it to cell phones nor does it monitor social media.
It described the message as fake news.
Such messages, the ministry warns, is aimed at creating fear among the Namibian people.
The ministry urged the public to stop circulating misleading information.
It also called on people to stop using social media platforms as a battleground for political character assassination, discrimination, sexism and tribalism to destabilise the country.