Immediate Release…Government warns against fake profile and racial hatred

The Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation wishes to draw the attention of the public as follows:

1. It has been noted that profiles are being created and used on Facebook with intent to cause racial hatred.

2. Comments and actions of users in relation to the above are being tracked by the relevant authorities.

3. Facebook users are informed that messages of blasphemous character, or any other messages, which may lead to racial hatred will be dealt accordingly to laws of the Republic of Mauritius.

4. The public is hereby informed that criminal prosecutions are provided for those in breach of :

(i) ICTA Act 2001

– Where provision is made for a period of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years and to a fine not exceeding MUR 1 Million.

(ii) Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act 2003

– Where provision is made for a penal servitude not exceeding 20 years and to a fine not exceeding MUR 200, 000.

The matter has been referred to the Cyber Crime Unit, Central Criminal Investigation Department, for immediate action.

7th of September 2015

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