The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it has discovered a fake Facebook account in the name of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, Gbehzohngar Findley with the pattern of posting false information on social media.
In a press release in Monrovia, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Ministry, in the strongest term, condemns the action of those connected to what it terms as a low diatribe that is being politically influenced and thereby categorically distances the Minister from such account on Facebook.
The Ministry 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, clarifying further that Minister Findley does not have any Facebook account or accounts as portrayed on the social media.
A Foreign Ministry release has therefore warned 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 Liberian society but also violates Facebook’s terms that frown at fake 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 fake Facebook account(s) 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.
“During this crucial time in our country’s history, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is exerting frantic efforts in promoting economic diplomacy of the country; it is saddening to see people involving themselves with a low level politics.
The Ministry is however, warning those behind the smearing social media campaign to discontinue as efforts are being mobilized with Facebook to deactivate such accounts, to establish the actual identity of those involved and to compel legal action.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is meanwhile calling 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 H. E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia,” the release concluded.