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Man spreading false news on NA chairwoman fined

Update: November, 02/2016 - 15:06
A convoy in the fabricated clip on Khương FB account. — Photo
Viet Nam News

BẾN TRE – A man who was spreading false news on a top-ranking leader was interrogated and fined by the police of the southern province of Bến Tre yesterday.

Nguyễn Chí Khương, 23, residing in Giồng Trôm District, on Monday recorded a video of a convoy and posted it on his Facebook account with the narration that the 50-vehicle convoy was of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, who was making a personal visit to her hometown.

The clip was widely shared and received a lot of negative comments on the internet.

In reality, the clip was fabricated and distorted. On that day, the chairwoman was in Hà Nôi presiding over the National Assembly session.

The convoy was of working vehicles of the Mekong (Cửu Long) Delta province.

During interrogation by the provincial police, Khương said he used his mobile phone to record and post the clip on his Facebook account to get several “likes”.

On realising he had violated the law, Khương removed the clip and posted an apology on his Facebook account.

Posting fabricated and distorted information on party, state, government and high-ranking officials is considered a serious violation of laws.

However, since Khương’s act was to get “likes” on Facebook, he was let off with just an adminsitrative fine. — VNS


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