Tonga Of­fi­cials Meet­ing Face­book in Aus­tralia Over At­tacks: Re­ports

Fiji Sun - - Pacific News -

Tonga’s At­tor­ney-Gen­eral, Linda Fo­lau­moetu’i, is re­port­edly in Aus­tralia to meet with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Face­book.

Kaniva re­ported the meet­ing is to dis­cuss gov­ern­ment con­cerns over what have been called “vi­o­lent at­tacks” on the royal fam­ily, posted on Face­book last month.

The com­ments prompted a gov­ern­ment threat to ban ac­cess to the site.

It set up a panel to in­ves­ti­gate the at­tacks which were be­lieved to have been made by Ton­gans liv­ing in Aus­tralia. The At­tor­ney-Gen­eral had said pre­vi­ously that Po­lice were con­sid­er­ing bring­ing trea­son charges against the of­fend­ers.

She has told RNZ Pa­cific that “there’s a cou­ple of ac­counts with Ton­gan names that have ac­tu­ally shown pic­tures and com­ments which may amount to defama­tion or sedi­tion or trea­son”.

Tonga’s At­tor­ney-Gen­eral, Linda Fo­lau­moetu’i, is re­port­edly in Aus­tralia to meet with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Face­book.

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