SAMOA GOVT LOOKING TO BAN FACEBOOK
Apia: The Samoan Government is looking seriously at banning Facebook in the country.
A report by TV1Samoa details Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi saying that many people had complained about the popular social media platform and how it was being used to hurt people.
“I am thinking about this a lot, especially how it is being used to make defamatory statements about others,” he said.
Tuilaepa himself has been a victim of personal attacks on Facebook, and had even taken some bloggers to court for defamation. He cited a recent example of the prominent Samoan blogger, King Faipopo, who admitted in court that his statements were fabricated to make people hate the PM and turn them off the government.