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Govt to tackle online defamation


Govt to tackle online defamation

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GOVERNMENT HAS SOUNDED a warning that it will go after people who use social media networks to slander fellow Barbadians.

At the same time, it is preparing to put legislation in place to deal with the globally spreading threat of cybercrime.

Addressing an e-commerce seminar at Bagnall’s Point Gallery in Bridgetown yesterday, Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss cautioned those who used facebook and other social media networks, chat rooms and blog sites to spread “the nastiest” and “most untrue” reports about other Barbadians.

He warned that the state would do what was necessary to tackle the perpetrators, including invoking the provisions of the Computer Misuse Act.

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