Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare insists that his government will push on with the temporary suspension of facebook whilst policy and lawmakers explore ways to regulate the social media so that those responsible are held accountable.
In a statement in Parliament this morning, a fired up Sogavare did not hide his government’s desire to suspend facebook.
He said since the announcement on social media of the suspension of facebook, users continue to use it irresponsibly.
“This goes to show that facebook needs to be suspended so that relevant regulations can be brought to Parliament to regulate the use of facebook,” he said.
Sogavare told Parliament that his Cabinet agreed to suspend facebook on 12th November 2020.
On timing of the suspension, Sogavare said it will depend on the work once “we get all arrangements are done before we move in to temporarily suspend it. Once we have regulation in place we will open it back.”
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