Social media users are advised to deal with rumour-mongers

Social media users are advised to deal with rumour-mongers

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While social media users are spreading false information and distorting the history of Rwanda, political experts show that this is not something that one should sit and watch over, if it continues, it will tarnish the image of the country on the international level, the experts say that Rwanda as a country with fast and affordable internet, people should dismiss such rumours.

Oftentimes, people spread information on social media, and then certain institutions contradict it and prove it to be rumours, some people go outside Rwanda and start distorting the history of this country.

 Different young people express their perceptions and what should be done to address this issue.
Mrs. Joephine NYIRANSABIMANA said’ ’When you see such people distorting the history of this country, prove them wrong ".  

Political experts say that no one should take for granted those who tarnish the image of the country. The experts also show what would be the consequences to the country.

Dr Ismael Buchanan, an expert in politics said’ ’It’s not just witnessing the actions done and take it for granted, but rather devise measures to fight that, during remembrance period, we have seen how leaders of some countries deny the genocide that happened in Rwanda. What needs to be done is for you and me to provide accurate information, the facts, and the leaders should show the truth about what happened in Rwanda."

Hon. Uwizeyimana Evode, a senator in the Rwandan parliament, asserts that users of social media platforms should take the lead in verifying information before spreading potentially harmful content about Rwanda. He highlights that the internet can be used positively and responsibly, thus there should be no excuse for disseminating misinformation or negative narratives about the country.

"If someone lies today and tomorrow, you continue to believe their falsehoods, it becomes increasingly difficult for the truth to prevail. In Africa, Rwanda is among countries with fast internet, we advocate for affordable internet access, every Rwandan should dismiss negative information about the country, and prove those people wrong whether you know them or not."

Rwanda Investigative Bureau, RIB, declares that the dissemination of any information or rumours is a crime punishable by law and those who do it will be prosecuted and brought to justice.

 

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Social media users are advised to deal with rumour-mongers

Social media users are advised to deal with rumour-mongers

 May 2, 2024 - 17:43

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While social media users are spreading false information and distorting the history of Rwanda, political experts show that this is not something that one should sit and watch over, if it continues, it will tarnish the image of the country on the international level, the experts say that Rwanda as a country with fast and affordable internet, people should dismiss such rumours.

Oftentimes, people spread information on social media, and then certain institutions contradict it and prove it to be rumours, some people go outside Rwanda and start distorting the history of this country.

 Different young people express their perceptions and what should be done to address this issue.
Mrs. Joephine NYIRANSABIMANA said’ ’When you see such people distorting the history of this country, prove them wrong ".  

Political experts say that no one should take for granted those who tarnish the image of the country. The experts also show what would be the consequences to the country.

Dr Ismael Buchanan, an expert in politics said’ ’It’s not just witnessing the actions done and take it for granted, but rather devise measures to fight that, during remembrance period, we have seen how leaders of some countries deny the genocide that happened in Rwanda. What needs to be done is for you and me to provide accurate information, the facts, and the leaders should show the truth about what happened in Rwanda."

Hon. Uwizeyimana Evode, a senator in the Rwandan parliament, asserts that users of social media platforms should take the lead in verifying information before spreading potentially harmful content about Rwanda. He highlights that the internet can be used positively and responsibly, thus there should be no excuse for disseminating misinformation or negative narratives about the country.

"If someone lies today and tomorrow, you continue to believe their falsehoods, it becomes increasingly difficult for the truth to prevail. In Africa, Rwanda is among countries with fast internet, we advocate for affordable internet access, every Rwandan should dismiss negative information about the country, and prove those people wrong whether you know them or not."

Rwanda Investigative Bureau, RIB, declares that the dissemination of any information or rumours is a crime punishable by law and those who do it will be prosecuted and brought to justice.

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