Moses Wetangula, the speaker of the national assembly, has distanced himself from a social media post made by a fake account that targeted the Muslim community.
According to evidence gathered by Citizen Digital, the fictitious Facebook account (Hon. Moses M. Wetangula) posted an inflammatory criticism of the Muslim call to prayer. The “adhan,” or call to prayer, announces specified times for a certain required prayer.
Wetangula responded on his official Twitter account (@HonWetangula), saying he had notified the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to look into the situation.
“My attention has been attracted to a post utilizing my identity that is becoming viral on social media. Please be advised that the account used to distribute the content is a fake one. I’ve informed the right parties to look into the situation and take the necessary action “said Wetangula.
One is urged to examine whether the account has a verified badge or fact-check by looking at the history of the account to prevent falling victim to fake news on social media. A credible story includes background information and encounters.
You can utilize alternative methods to get in touch with the account’s owner, whether it be a person or business, to double-check that the information given is accurate.
However, there is a chance that the account is phony if it has been inactive and has no followers.
With assistance from the African Fact-Checking Alliance and PesaCheck from Code for Africa, Citizen Digital published this fact check.