Have you been sharing the gory images of the lynching of Capt. Maxwell Mahama? Government wants stop you from you doing that.
Government has initiated steps to stop the illegal circulation of images and videos of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama who was wickedly lynched by residents of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central region.
The gory images and heart wrenching videos have been circulating on social media in the last few days with outright disrespect to the privacy of the family and the late captain.
Deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah revealed this in an interview with Accra based Joy FM where he indicated that some “four URL links have been blocked on Youtube and other social media platfroms. However, there are a lot of these videos and images and as some are being blocked, new ones are being brought up.
“We are working closely with Google, we are working with Facebook and this is something that we were doing proactively from good governance and out of respect for family rights and from being responsible as a ministry.”
“The bereaved family would have to also complain to the Data Protection Commission that their rights are being abused and that would reinforce the steps that we have taken and measures that are being implemented so far.
“Our immediate priority now is to stop the circulation of these videos and images and that is something that we initiated about two days ago and the process is still ongoing. As at today, we have escalated it to the National Communications Authority (NCA) to engage the Telecom Companies (Telcos) to put in place measure to stop these images being transferred through their data network” he added.