SAMOA GOVT LOOK­ING TO BAN FACE­BOOK

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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.

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