21 WhatsApp groups spreading hate identified

CA to go after fake news sites and hate mongers

What you need to know:

  • Speaking during a stakeholders’ breakfast meeting on election preparedness at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, Mr Wangusi warned that the authority will not allow warmongers to take charge of cyberspace.
  • Mr Wangusi said CA monitors have started watching chatter on telecommunication gadgets, news media outlets and social media platforms to ensure that perpetrators of hate speech are dealt with as per the law.

Administrators of WhatsApp groups in the country will be held responsible if the forums are used to spread falsehoods and hate speech, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Director-General Francis Wangusi has warned.


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