30 Mar 2018

Samoa PM threatens to ban social media

8:07 am on 30 March 2018

Samoa's Prime Minister has warned that Facebook and other social media platforms may soon be banned in the country.

Samoa PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Samoa PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Photo: RNZ / Sela Jane Aholelei

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told news media on Wednesday that it would be his government's last resort if bloggers using social media to attack government did not start revealing their identities.

Tuilaepa again warned that the bloggers were stirring up violence amongst people of the country.

He said there are a lot of people angered by some of the accusations on social media.