The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it attention has been drawn to a fake Facebook account in the name of Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Findley with the pattern of posting false information on social media.
Through a press release issued in Monrovia, the Ministry says it wishes to inform the general public that the Facebook account “Gbehzohngar Findley” is a fake account and does not belong to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia.
The Ministry in the strongest term, condemns the action of those connected to what is termed a low diatribe that is being politically influenced.
It categorically distances Foreign Minister Findley from such account on Facebook, and warns those purporting to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Facebook to refrain from such act as it does not only undermine the social values of the society, but also violates Facebook’s terms that frown at fake accounts.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Findley does not have a Facebook account or accounts.
One of the users of these fake accounts recently uploaded a post with the caption CEC/UNICEF CANNAD SECRETARIATE’, something the Ministry describes as devilish and misleading.
The Ministry has termed the action of those involved in creating this fake Facebook account in the name of the Minister as a malicious scheme intended not to only besmear the character of the Minister of Foreign Affairs but to also bring him to public disrepute.
The Ministry laments that during this crucial time in Liberia as the Minister exerts frantic efforts in promoting the economic diplomacy of the country, it is saddened to see people involving themselves with a low level politics.
The Ministry is however warning those behind the smear social media
campaign to discontinue as efforts are being mobilized with Facebook to
deactivate such accounts and to establish the actual identity of those involved.
The Ministry notes that legal action is being initiated.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the general public not to consider any Facebook account in the name of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gbehzohngar Milton Findley.
As the Dean of the President’s Cabinet, Minister Findley focuses on promoting the Pro – Poor Agenda of the Government of Liberia as enunciated by President George Manneh Weah.–Press release