Press Statement: SUBJECT: CAUTION AGAINST CIRCULATION OF VIOLENT VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

June 30, 2015, 12:07pm
SUBJECT: CAUTION AGAINST CIRCULATION OF VIOLENT VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has noted with great shock and dismay over the circulation of a video showing the late Fred Savage, a young boy ( 13) being mauled to death by dogs in the Capital this past weekend. The circulation of such video is not only unethical in the public eye, but also unlawful as it is traumatizing to especially the family members of the late Fred.

This is not the first time videos of this nature are circulated on social media as the Ministry have noted in the past that videos of violent, sexual and hateful nature have been circulated. The Ministry would therefore like to caution members of the public to stop circulating such videos. Anyone who will be found in possession and circulating videos or visuals of such nature will be dealt with by the law.