Be responsible while using social media - AG

Be responsible while using social media - AG

By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 01/08/2017
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has called for the responsible use of social media saying some people in Fiji have spread hatred and racism on social networking sites.

Speaking to students at the University of Fiji Vice‑Chancellor's lecture, Sayed-Khaiyum said some would argue that if you read what is going-on on social media, people are actually moving backwards.

Sayed-Khaiyum said you have one person that makes a post on Facebook and 500 other people commenting.

He said people should also be mindful of what impact the photo they put up of a person would have on their lives, spouse and children.

The Attorney General adds that many people are also using social media to spread misinformation, even saying that because of fake news he has even died three times.

Sayed-Khaiyum said some people say that if you don’t allow us to say this on Facebook then you are taking away our right to freedom of expression but he stresses that every right has limitations.

Sayed-Khaiyum said the discourse in Fiji as far as social media is concerned has a huge skewered perspective on the right of expression.

Sayed-Khaiyum stressed that people should always analyse things objectively. 

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