Warning Kenyans using fake Facebook names, your days are numbered

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Are you using a fake name on your Facebook account, you better be careful

play Browsing (Daily Mail)

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua now wants a law to ban Kenyans from using fake Facebook names.

Mr Mutua stated that Parliament should pass the law that will compel Facebook users to register with their official names.

He noted that this ought to be done before the August 8 Election in order to apprehend individuals using the social media platform to propagate violence in the country.

play Kenya Films Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua (Facebook)

 

The KFCB boss stated that: “What we are proposing is accountability in the use of social media. Those who misuse such freedom to create panic or spread falsehoods should be held accountable”.

Mutua dismissed earlier reports which alleged that the Board was trying to gag the media.

“We should therefore enhance responsibility by ensuring that once a crime is committed using a social media accounts like Facebook or Twitter we are able to know who is responsible.

“If one truly means well then they should use their true identity on social media,” he said.

play Logging on Facebook (Daily Mail)

 

Mutua urged Members of Parliament to approach the debate with open minds highlighting that: “This debate may seem misplaced now, but the damage caused by irresponsible characters hiding behind anonymity cannot be ignored”.

There have been countless cases of Kenyans using fake social media names to spearhead certain political agendas and spread propaganda.

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