Mnangagwa's govt monitoring social media users

By Staff reporter | 02 Jun 2019 at 18:17hrs
GOVERNMENT has sensationally revealed that it has put up a cyber team to monitors social media abuses round the clock.

Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa told Senators on Thursday that government is worried about the increase of social media abuses.

"The ministry of ICT is coming up with the Cyber Bill and as the Information ministry we have a cyber-team and they are on duty 24 hours to monitor what is coming out of social media because we have observed that without a law that holds someone accountable to what they would have written, the good thing is to have a good narrative on the social media.

"That is the only way we are using to curb this scourge of false news and peddling of lies," she said.

In January this year the authorities temporarily shutdown the Internet as authorities blamed social media for fomenting the violent protests that rocked the country for three days leaving several people dead and hundreds others severely injured.

At the time rights groups slammed the move saying it had severely limited the ability to document and expose security forces' human rights violations during the protests.