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Ezekial Mutua seeks to shut down all Facebook users posting fake news

Moral policeman Ezekiel Mutua has launched a new attack on social media accounts using pseudonyms to spread fake news.

Mr Mutua on Wednesday said he is working on a proposed law that will bar the use of fake Facebook names and accounts to malign other people’s reputation.

“To deal with the spectre of fake news, we are proposing a law that will bar people from using fake names and pseudonym. If you are not into any mischief why do you want to have a fake Facebook account?”

He added: “If you must give your true identity to open an M-Pesa account, why should you hide behind anonymity to operate a Facebook account to insult people?”

The Kenya Films Classification Board chief executive received a multitude of support for the proposal.

However a few were of a different opinion.